Megan Henesy

Dr Megan Henesy

  • 01202 962069
  • mhenesy at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Deputy Head of Department for Communication and Journalism
  • Weymouth House W422, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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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 SDGs:

Gender equality

"Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"

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Journal Articles



  • Henesy, M., 2024. 'A Place of Women’: Herstory and Female Agency in Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s The Mercies and A.K. Blakemore's The Manningtree Witches. In: A New ‘Feminist’ Novel? Popular Narratives and the Pleasures of Reading 16-17 June 2022 Institute of Modern Languages.
  • Henesy, M., 2015. Tracy and The Sand-Man: The Uncanny in Kate Atkinson’s Started Early, Took my Dog. In: Illusions in Contemporary Women‘s Writing: Secrets, Lies and Deceptions 9-10 April 2015 De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • Henesy, M., 2013. Home Invasions in The Accidental and There But For The. In: Ali Smith and C21 Fiction 7 September 2013 Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • Henesy, M., 2013. 'Ghost Alzheimer’s’ in Ali Smith’s Hotel World and Hilary Mantel’s Beyond Black. In: International Conference on Narrative 27-29 June 2013 Manchester Metropolitan University.


  • Henesy, M., 2017. Novels of Precarity: Neoliberal Counternarratives in Contemporary British Women's Writing. PhD Thesis. University of Southampton.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • MAMC Dissertation
  • Research Methods in Media and Communication
  • MAMC Major Project

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Academic and Writing Skills
  • Language Matters
  • Media and Marketing Research
  • BACOM Dissertation
  • Adaptation
  • Media: Messages and Meanings

External Responsibilities

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Feminist Media Studies, Anonymous peer review, 31 Mar 2022
  • C21 Literature, Anonymous peer review, 10 Mar 2022
  • Participations: journal of audience and reception studies, Anonymous peer review, 06 Jan 2018

Conference Presentations

  • 2018 Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference: ‘Law in troubled times’, Framing Mother: The Media and Criminal Justice Trials., 04 Sep 2018, Queen Mary University of London Law School, London


  • PhD in English Literature (University of Southampton, 2017)
  • MA in Classical Studies (Open University, 2011)