Dr Dafydd Sills-Jones

Lecturer in Media Production
BA (Hons), PgDip, PhD, PGCTHE, FHEA Photograph of Dr Dafydd Sills-Jones.


Email: dfs@aber.ac.uk
Office: B33a Hugh Owen Building
Phone: 01970 628464
Fax: 01970622831


Leader of MA Creative Media in Welsh


Media Production Studies

The European Documentary Tradition

Early Interactive Television

Contemporary Documentary Film Practice


Dafydd specialises in the history and theory of television and documentary film. Before returning to University to study for a PhD he worked in media production for ten years as a researcher, director and producer. He is currently researching the development of the Verité documentary in the 1990s, the beginnings of interactive television and contemporary documentary film practice.


Documentary History, Theory and Practice; Television Studies; Media Studies

´╗┐Module Co-ordinator for:

Production Research Work Placement,

Advanced Film and TV Documentary Production,

The Documentary Tradition,

Contemporary Documentary

Factual Television


(2012) Contributor/Cyfrannydd: Directory of World Cinema: Britain, Intellect.

(2012) ‘History on UK TV: The Rise of Reconstruction’, yn/in Barg, W., Kilborn, R., Hoffmann, K. Docu-fictions: Staging and Representing the Real, UVK Verlag Konstanz.

(2011) ‘Ar Wasgar Hyd Y fro: Arbrawf mewn darllen rhyngddigyblaethol’, Gwerddon, Rhif 9.

(2010) 'Pwy Yw T.H?', Ffilm Oriel / Gallery Ffilm.

(2010) 'Prosiect Teliesyn'

(2010) ‘The Second World War in Colour : The UK History Documentary Boom and Colour Archive’, Journal of British Cinema and Television. Volume 7, Page 115-130.

(2007) ‘A Return to the ‘Big’ Discourse : Interviewing History Documentary-Makers’, Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA PGN, Vol 1, No 1. ´╗┐

Additional Interests

External Validation Panel Member of Southampton Solent University’s ‘Media Culture and Production’ degree.