Wayne O'Brien

Senior Lecturer in TV Production

Wayne has worked at the University for fourteen years and is now a Senior Lecturer in Television Production and Broadcast Journalism.


Wayne completed a Combined Honours Degree Course in Television Production and Business, a Master’s Degree in Television Production and a Certificate in Education at the University of Manchester.


Wayne’s ITV documentary Loosen the Shackles, a film about the influence of the slave trade on black art in Liverpool, was nominated for the prestigious Race in the Media Awards. He has also worked on a BBC film about body art, Screwed and Tattooed.

He has been involved in numerous television projects and worked for companies such as the BBC, Granada Television, Multimedia Arts, and Cable One (USA). He has also produced corporate films for McDonalds, Sainsbury’s, Her Majesties Prison Service, Warrington Borough Council, Liverpool City Council, Greater Manchester Police, Cheshire Police, Birchwood Park and many other corporate clients. In 2012 he filmed produced, directed and edited a short film to promote Warrington Borough Council’s 2013 Rugby League World Cup Bid. The bid was successful and the film highly praised by the Rugby League judging panel. After the tournament he directed and edited a half hour film about Warrington’s cultural involvement leading up to and during the rugby tournament.

He frequently works within the local community on media production projects involving student participation, giving students opportunities further to develop their skills and enhance their CVs. Wayne’s recent community projects include work with Woolston Rovers Rugby League Club and St George’s Primary School in Tyldesley, as well as a video for a local cricket charity which promotes youth self-worth. He is currently working on the Warrington Memories oral history project.

In 2009 Wayne cycled across America, from San Francisco to New York, flew to Gibraltar and cycled through Spain, France and back to my hometown of Warrington. In 2013 Wayne kayaked down the Mississippi.

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