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Open to PhD applications in:
Visual music, film sound, film music, television music, animation, landscape in cinema, acoustic ecology and cinema, experimental film, experimental animation, expanded cinema, psychogeography and the moving image, digital special effects, Hollywood Cinema


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Research Focus

Dr. Mollaghan is the author of the monograph The Visual Music Film (2015). Her current research interests focus on the relationship between music, sound, and the moving image. She is also interested in screen technologies, visual music, hauntology and the moving image, and landscape and sound in cinema. Haunted Soundtracks: Audiovisual Cultures of Memory, Landscape and Sound, a book which she has co-edited with Prof. Kevin Donnelly, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2023. Her book chapter, 'The Sound of Money and Power: Musical Scoring in Trump Era Television Drama' was recently published in the collection American Television in the Trump Era




Dr. Mollaghan joined Film at QUB in August 2019. Prior to this, she was the programme leader for Film Studies and Film Studies with Film Production at Edge Hill University and the co-ordinator for the MA Digital Media and BA with Film Studies degrees at NUI Galway. She holds a PhD in Film Studies from the University of Glasgow and an MPhil in Motion Graphics from Glasgow School of Art. She is currently the Review's Editor for animation: an interdisciplinary journal. She serves as a peer-reviewer for a number of academic publishers and journals. She been invited to speak at a number of public and academic events. She has served on the scientific committee for the biannual Seeing Sound Conference at Bath Spa University and has organised a number of symposiums on haunted landscapes in film and music, revolution in film and music and the audiovisual relationship in cinema. She is the external examiner for undergraduate film studies at the University of Salford.


Module Convenor

FLM1005 Screen Technologies

FLM2014 Film and Sound

FLM3019 Hollywood Cinema II

FLM3010 Dissertation



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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