Dr Eileen Culloty


Dr Eileen Culloty is Deputy Director at the DCU Institute for Media, Democracy and Society (FuJo) and an Assistant Professor in the DCU School of Communications. She coordinates the Ireland EDMO Hub of the European Digital Media Observatory, which aims to advance research on disinformation, support fact-checking and media literacy, and assess the implementation of the EU Code of Practice on Disinformation. Eileen’s book, co-authored with Jane Suiter, Disinformation and Manipulation in Digital Media was published by Routledge in 2021.

Eileen previously worked on disinformation research as part of the H2020 project Provenance. She led 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 worked 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, European Psychologist, 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.

She is vice-chair of Media Literacy Ireland, a national association facilitated by Coimisiún na Meán, a member of Meta EU Affairs’ Digital Citizenship Group, and a member of the working group set up to develop Ireland’s National Counter Disinformation Strategy.