Dara Flanagan

Dara Flanagan, (PhD Researcher)

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Research Interests

Dara is currently undertaking his PhD research, "Recording How Queer Animators in Ireland Represent Their Collective Memory Through Character Design". The research is focused on how members of the LGBTQIA+ represent themselves using character design and subsequently exploring whether this research can then be implemented to allow for more inclusive representation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Fine Art


Award Date: 1 Jun 2016

Bachelor, Photography


Award Date: 1 Jun 2014

External positions

Senior Compositor, Sixteen South

Sept 2021Oct 2022

Senior Animator, Educational Voice

Nov 2020Sept 2021

Compositor, Paper Owl Films

Sept 2020Nov 2020

Compositor, JAM Media

Apr 2017Jul 2020

Compositor, Paper Owl Films

Mar 2017Apr 2017


  • NC Drawing Design Illustration
  • Character Design
  • Animation
  • Collective Memory
  • TR Photography
  • Video