Senior Lecturer


Tel: 0131 474 0000

Dr Martin Zeller-Jacques (MA, MLitt, PGCE, MA, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the Media, Communication & Performing Arts Division. He is also a full member of Communication and Media Studies.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Funded Projects
  • Teaching & Learning

Dr Martin Zeller-Jacques joined QMU as a lecturer in 2014. His research focuses on contemporary media narratives, especially those which cross boundaries between traditional media.  He has published articles on Transmedia Narrative, Adaptation and Gender and Sexuality, the most recent of which appeared in Handyside and Taylor’s (2016) edited collection, International Cinema and the Girl, and which is entitled ‘Daddy’s Little Sidekick: the girl superhero in contemporary cinema’.

Martin is interested in supervising graduate work on Film, Television and/or Transmedia Narrative, Adaptation Studies and Gender Studies.

Professional Social Media:

Research/Knowledge Exchange Centre Membership:

My primary research interests center around storytelling in contemporary media. I focus on television narrative, especially in terms of its development through online forms and platforms.

Active Research Interests:

  • Television Narrative
  • Transmedia Storytelling
  • Adaptation Studies
  • Media Representation and Gender/Sexuality
  • The Western
  • Media Audiences

Research Methods:

  • Textual Analysis
  • Qualitative Audience Studies


Please see my research publications in eResearch – Queen Margaret University’s repository

Other Funding:

WISER Funded Project - Academic Writing and Research Tutorial Videos

My teaching covers many of the core Film, Television and Media modules across the division of Media, Communications and Performing Arts. I also teach on option modules which stem directly from my research interests in Television Narrative and Transmedia Storytelling.

Programme Leader:

BA Film and Media


2019 Winner of STaR (Student Teaching and Representation) Award. Category: Excellent Teaching