He was a Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts, funded by the AHRC, from 2003-6, doing a project investigating autobiographical documentary and the video diary form, in both theory and practice, which he then converted into a practice-based PhD awarded in 2010. He was also Convenor of the MA Screen Documentary in the Department from 1995-2015.
As well as teaching, he worked as a television Producer/Director, and as a community media activist. His more recent work involved innovative arts documentaries. His other research interests have included 'alternative/community media' and the growing field of practice research in the moving image. He was a founder member of the steering group of AVPhD, a training organisation for all those involved in audio-visual practice/research doctorates.
Will it harm the sheep? Developments and disputes in central Australian indigenous media
Dowmunt, Tony. 2015. Will it harm the sheep? Developments and disputes in central Australian indigenous media. In: Chris Atton, ed. The Routledge Companion to Alternative and Community Media. June 1st 2015: Taylor & Francis, pp. 469-480. ISBN 978-0-415-64404-4
Autobiographical documentary – the ‘seer and the seen’
Dowmunt, Tony. 2013. Autobiographical documentary – the ‘seer and the seen’. Studies in Documentary Film, 7(3), pp. 263-277. ISSN 1750-3280
Waves of potentiality: Some thoughts on database narratives and the digital dissemination of audio-visual practice research
Dowmunt, Tony. 2007. Waves of potentiality: Some thoughts on database narratives and the digital dissemination of audio-visual practice research. Journal of Media Practice, 8(1), pp. 39-48. ISSN 14682753
A Whited Sepulchre: Autobiography and video diaries in ‘post-documentary’ culture
Dowmunt, Tony. 2010. A Whited Sepulchre: Autobiography and video diaries in ‘post-documentary’ culture. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London