Merris Griffiths began her academic career in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at Aberystwyth, as a Lecturer in Education. She joined the Department of Theatre, Film & Television Studies in 2002, lecturing primarily in Media & Communication. In 2005, she worked at the School of Education, University of Montana-Missoula USA, specialising in media literacy. Then, after briefly lecturing in Childhood Studies at Swansea University, she returned to TFTS in 2007. She is a member of the Wales Media Literacy Network, the Advertising Education Forum and the International Toy Researchers' Association. Most recently (April 2010-12) she was the Academic Supervisor of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project, with Boomerang+ TV production company, focusing on '7- to 13-year-old children's television viewing preferences and multi- platform media practices'
External Examiner (2011-14) - University of Chester, (BA) Film & Media
2012: University of Wales Trinity St David, Carmarthen - Topic: e-Communication
2008: Aberystwyth - Topic: Fear & Cross-Generation Audience Research
2004: Cardiff - Topic: Childhood & Animation
- EDM7620 - The Creative World of the Child
- FM10720 - Studying Communication
- FM32420 - The Surveillance Society
- FM32520 - Children and the Media
Children's television and youth audiences; audience studies; media literacy (policy and practice); representations of social groups (especially children); sociology of childhood; gendered readerships of media texts; the advertising industry; media and everyday life; creative/visual research methodologies.