Danai Mikelli



PhD in Media and Communication, Coventry University

MA Documentary Practice, University of Bristol

Integrated MA / BA (Hons) Film Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


I am a Senior Lecturer in Digital Media Production at Oxford Brookes University, working at the intersection of interactive/immersive technologies and Critical Media Literacy. My research explores the use of immersive technologies in media literacy and community settings. 


My PhD examined the implications of introducing interactive documentary in a series of Critical Media Literacy interventions. I used Participatory Action Research and Visual Research Methods to propose a “Pedagogy of Difference 2.0”, which is a new approach to teaching and learning with interactive documentary.


I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education.


Apart from my academic practice, I have made documentary films in Greece, Cyprus and the UK, portraying various communities.