Dr Susan Liddy lectures in the Department of Media and Communication Studies in MIC, University of Limerick. Her work includes Women in the Irish Film Industry: Stories and Storytellers (ed.) (Cork University Press, 2020), Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice and Power (ed.) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) and co-edited Media Work, Mothers and Motherhood; Negotiating the International Audio-Visual Industry (Routledge, 2021). She is currently co-authoring two industry reports: Auditing gender and diversity change in Irish media sectors for the BAI and Parents and Carers in the Irish Film and Television Industries (working title) for Raising Films Ireland.
Susan is chair of Women in Film and Television Ireland (WFT); a board member of Women in Film and Television International and Raising Films Ireland. She is also on the board of the Writers Guild of Ireland and chair of their Equality Action Committee (EAC). She has organised a wide range of public debates on gender equality and diversity at film festivals and industry events. She regularly moderates/participates in panel discussions nationally and internationally and has contributed to debates at the Galway Film Fleadh, Cork International Film Festival, Irish Film London; Carl Film Festival Sweden and Cannes Film Festival, among others, and has served on festival juries. As WFT chair, she led (with Karla Healion) the 50505×2020 Gender Parity and Inclusion Pledge in Ireland. 8 Irish film festivals signed as part of the international initiative launched at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.