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Dr James McLean

Lecturer in Media Production

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of The Arts


James teaches media production, drawing from his experience working in various creative production roles across the media sectors.

His research interests focus on media production; making sense of ongoing creative practices, commercial decision-making and risk management strategies of media producers that are crucial to understanding media. This includes the relationships production has to transmedia storytelling and the transnational movement of media properties.

Research interests

Media production; Media practice; Transmedia storytelling; Television studies; Genre within television; Factual television; Media-Mix theory; Transcultural media franchises; Fan studies; Video-games