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 coordinates the Ireland Hub for the European Digital Media Observatory and is a research member of H2020 Provenance (grant no. 825227) on countering disinformation. She recently led a Broadcasting Authority of Ireland project investigating the diversity of public service media during Covid-19; the implementation of EU Code of Practice on Disinformation during Covid-19; and a Science Foundation Ireland outreach project on vaccine misperceptions.
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.
Eileen is the Vice-Chair of Media Literacy Ireland and 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.
I am interested in public good aspects of media including the impact of disinformation and its countermeasures, public interest news and media, public understanding of media (media literacy), and policy responses to changes in the media environment.