A Senior Content Executive with experience in digital media and content writing, Megan Lupton is a DMU local completing a creative practice PhD. In 2018, she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film and Creative Writing from the University of Essex before completing her MA in Creative Writing at Teesside University.
Megan’s doctoral research investigates the ethical dilemma of true crime content and examines the conventions that define the genre. Her original contribution to knowledge is a novel about a budding author’s investigation into a local cold case. The practice element will disseminate the ethical pitfalls that true crime practitioners often navigate.
To understand the role of a true crime practitioner, Megan intends to interview podcast hosts, authors, and social media influencers. She is also considering how to develop a public resource titled True Crime: Declassified, to showcase her findings. Megan’s interdisciplinary research will investigate a genre with significant societal impact.
Megan brings a combination of professional and academic writing experience. Her Instagram account, documents her research journey.