Alison Patterson is a Lecturer in English and Film Studies, and she provides support for production work in the program. She defended her dissertation Image to Infinity: Rethinking Description and Detail in the Cinema in 2011. Her research interests include history on film, British Cinema, animation, and digital media. She has published on Peter Greenaway's multi-platform Tulse Luper Project, Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir, and illustration and narrative in Seven Pillars of Wisdom and Lawrence of Arabia. Her current research project involves 2D aesthetics and ornamentalism in contemporary Irish animation.