Primary Department
School of Communications
Academic Staff
Eileen Culloty
Phone number: 01 700
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
GLA. CA1102

Academic biography

Eileen Culloty is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communications and deputy director of the Institute for Media, Democracy and Society. Her research examines disinformation, digital governance, and media.
Her book, co-authored with Jane Suiter, Disinformation and Manipulation in Digital Media (2021) is published by Routledge.

Eileen is a member of the H2020 project Provenance (grant no. 825227) on countering disinformation.
She leads a Broadcasting Authority of Ireland project investigating the diversity of public service media during Covid-19 and a Science Foundation Ireland outreach project on countering misperceptions about vaccines. She works with Jane Suiter and Lala Muradova on a DCU funded project investigating the use of mini-publics to counter Covid-19 disinformation.

Eileen's research has been published in Journalism, European Journal of Communication, Environmental Communication, Digital Journalism, and Critical Studies on Terrorism. Her co-authored paper on social media and political communication was awarded 3rd place in the International Communication Association's Top Three Faculty Papers for 2018.

In 2021, Eileen was elected Vice-Chair of Media Literacy Ireland. She sits on the management board of the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network JOLT: Harnessing Digital and Data Technology for Journalism. She has a PhD in communication studies from DCU.

Research interests

My research interests concern the relationship between media and society including disinformation and the implications of proposed countermeasures; the industry and policy challenges of media in the digital environment; and the diversity of media representations and access.