Brian Hollywood is a reporter with BBC television's prime time program, Fair Play. In the past he has been involved in making political programs such as Hearts & Minds and current affairs documentaries such as Spotlight at BBC Northern Ireland. He is a frequent broadcaster on a variety of radio and television arts programs and is part of the BBC’s creative development team.
Hollywood also writes poetry and crime fiction and is a director of the Between the Lines literary festival in Ireland.
After working for the Centre for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria, Hollywood became a research fellow in criminology at Queens University. While at Queens he taught a variety of courses, but specialized in the sociology of deviance. His PhD was on the subject of moral panics and drug use.
Hollywood made a decision to make a complete career change several years ago and moved from academia to journalism. It’s something he has never regretted for a minute.