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Farhana Irshad

Lecturer - Education, Recruitment and Retention

Farhana Irshad

About Research

Tel: 020 8240 4367


Farhana is the recruitment lead for all teaching routes at St Mary's University. Her role covers recruitment activities, events, and initiatives for the School of Education's ITE Routes.

In addition to her role, Farhana is a part-time PhD Candidate at St Mary's University and guest lectures on the Digital Cultures and Paradox of Horror modules.

Her research explores the horror and true crime genre and their evolution to suit the streaming and exhibition practises within the current digital climate. Farhana's broader research areas also include digital detectives within true crime spaces, binge-watching, narrative transportation, platform mobility, audience behaviour and engagement.


Research profile

Book chapters


Delivered a paper at the Investigating True Crime and the Media Conference, Newcastle University June 2022: The Digital Detective and Online Spaces.

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