Timi O’Neill

Timi O’Neill is a lecturer in Digital Film and course co-coordinator of Historical & Contextual Studies. He has just completed a chapter for a book on the Irish short story introduced by the late Seamus Heaney.

Timi O'NeilTimi is currently making two documentaries based on Shakespeare; one examines the life of Stanley Wells OBE (William and I), whilst the other looks at the current terror threats through the words of Shakespeare’s plays (This thing of Darkness).

He has submitted a research proposal to work in collaboration with Dr Sarah Evans (University of Chester) in producing a performance piece that combines digitally facilitated and live workshop events that enable two cities and two groups of university students to explore and stage a Shakespeare text.

Timi's PhD is based on adapting the short prose of Samuel Beckett into a screenplay. The research examines different writing and directing techniques that aid in this difficult adaptation process.

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 483221
E-mail: timi.o’neill@uwtsd.ac.uk

Full academic profile


  • Humber Liberal Arts@IFOA Conference July 2016 (Proposed)
  • Wales NEXUS Conference (annual learning and teaching conference) March 2016
  • Hidden Pleasures Contemporary Performance Practices, UWTSD annual conference; 2015
  • Swansea College of art Fringe Festival October; 2015
  • ‘Hidden Pleasures' Contemporary Performance Practices, UWTSD annual conference; 2014



O’Neill,T Historical trauma and imprisonment in Samuel Beckett’s short prose in Writing from the Margins: The Aesthetics of Disruption in the Irish Short Story ed by Dr. C.Ryan (Cambridge Scholars, 2015)


O’Neill, T Is Marx Relevant today? Historical Materialism (Research in Critical Marxist Theory) pending

O’Neill, T Foucault and the cyber Panopticon Radical Philosophy pending


O’Neill, T director William and I (completion 2016)

O’Neill, T director This thing of darkness (2017)

Knowledge Transfer

The proposed joint performance piece with the University of Chester allows knowledge transfer of different approaches to modelling constructivist learning in different HE classroom environments.