Dr Victoria Byard

Job title
Lecturer in Film & Television
01326 259236 Ext: 259236

Victoria Byard is a lecturer in the School of Film & Television. She received her BA in English Literature from the University of Liverpool, and went on to complete her MA in Science Fiction Studies there as well. Her PhD was part of the AHRC-funded project. Spaces of Television, a joint initiative managed by the Universities of South Wales, Reading and Leicester, where Victoria studied. She has previously taught on world cinemas, B-movies and British television history before moving to Falmouth to teach on BA(Hons) Film and BA(Hons) Television.

She has previously published on The Sarah Jane Adventures in British Television Drama: Past, Present and Future (2nd Ed.), 1950s children's television in The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, and the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary for Foundation, as well as a chapter in the edited collection Time Travel in Popular Media on time travel in 1970s children's drama. She is currently carrying out research on 1950s' television drama, and on adaptation within children's television drama. She has presented her research at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, and the International Media and History Conference.  


YearQualificationAwarding body
BA in English Literature
University of Liverpool
MA in Science Fiction Studies
University of Liverpool
PhD in Television Studies
University of Leicester

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Victoria's research interests include children's media and culture, television drama, regional television, fan studies and feminist science fiction. She also has a particular interest in adaptations of children's literature for television. Currently, she is preparing papers on the demise of children's ITV, and gender in the Quatermass serials. 

Research topics

Children's media
Television drama
British television
Fan studies
Science Fiction
New Media


Areas of teaching

Television Histories
Television Criticism & Analysis
New Platforms & New Audiences
Television Realities
Research Practice
Researching World Cinemas
B-Movies & Serials

Courses taught

BA(Hons) Television