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 a member 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.