Timi O’Neill

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Timi O’Neill BA (Hons), PGCE, MA, DProf candidate, FHEA

Programme Manager Prof. Doctorate in Art and Design
Programme Manager MA Art and Design

Tel: +44 (0) 01792 481221
E-mail: timi.oneill@uwtsd.ac.uk

Managing and teaching on the UWTSD's Professional Doctorate in Art and Design course. I also teach online short courses in Art and Design to Wuhan University of Technology, Fujian Jiangxia University, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and Nanjing Institute of Technology.

  • Programme Team Leader (PTL) for Professional Communications (International University of Malaysia Wales (IUMW)
  • Assessments Officer of ESCO, the School of Communication and Marketing of Granada

Current Teaching:

  • Approaches to Art and Design Research and Academic Communication
  • Art and Design Practitioner Research Proposal
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Professional Discourses
  • Review of Professional Learning
  • Art and Design Work-based Learning

I have worked in Swansea College of Art UWTSD since 2008. I have taught in several departments. Currently, I am the Programme Manager of the Doctorate of Professional Practice in Art & Design (Prof Doc) Part 1.

Previously to UWTSD, I worked as a freelance videographer funded by several sources (Arts Council of Wales, Joseph Rowntree foundation etc) and have directed several commercial projects. My short films have been screened at film festivals across the world.

  • BAFTAS (British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies)
  • Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild
  • MeCCSA
  • Royal Institute of Philosophy
  • British Shakespeare Association
  • Samuel Beckett Society
  • UK Jewish Film
  • Storytelling as a research method
  • Memory, identity and autoethnography within Jewish stories
  • Decolonialising research
  • Shakespeare as a Catholic storyteller
  • Professional Doctorate in Art and Design candidate (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee)
  • Decolonialising research for non-western research students
  • Samuel Beckett
  • Jewish identity in the 21st century.
  • Autoethnography


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)


Michel Foucault predicts the NSA's cyber Panopticon (Pending)

Resistance and freedom in the works of Samuel Beckett (Pending)


Late December feature film (2018).


  • Digital Immersion and Intimacy: Existentialist Analysis of Online Asian Sex Workers Lived Experiences (IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities in Hawaii (January 2024)
  • An Autoethnographic Study of Co-Creating a Script with Artificial Intelligence Whilst Walking Through Père Lachaise Commentary: The Asian Conference on Media, Communication and Film (MediAsia2023); October 2023
  • 'Negotiating Reality: Hermeneutic Interpretations of Meaning in Immersive Narratives and Their Implications for Art and Design Education' – Barcelona Conference on Education; September 2023
  • Documenting the Effectiveness of a Storyteller/Researcher in Achieving Presence in Immersive Environments – Nexus 2023; (June 2023 )
  • Documenting the Effectiveness of a Storyteller/Researcher in Achieving Presence in Immersive Environments – The Paris Conference on Education; June 2023
  • 'Storytelling as a decolonising pedagogy for teaching Chinese art and design students', The Asian Conference on Education; 2022
  • The Paris Conference on Art and Humanities; June 2022
  • Wales NEXUS Conference (annual learning and teaching conference); 2022
  • 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