Dafydd's research crosses the subdisciplines of 'media political economy' and 'screen practice as research'. He co-edits the Peter Lang Documentary Film Cultures series, and his practice-as-research work has been shown in conferences and international film festivals in Wales, England, Finland and New Zealand. Dafydd is currently researching documentary film productions in Wales, Finland and New Zealand through several methods, platforms and attitudes. Dafydd is an Associate Professor at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.
T. Robin Chapman and Dafydd Sills-Jones, '"Ar wasgar hyd y fro": Arbrawf mewn darllen rhyngddisgyblaethol', Gwerddon, 9, December 2011, 59-70.
Dafydd Sills-Jones and Anne Marie Carty, ‘Y Gors: archwilio’r ffin rhwng awduraeth a chyfranogiad yn y ffilm ddogfen’, Gwerddon, 27, October 2018, 6-19.
Dafydd Sills-Jones, 'Gogwydd hanesyddol ar astudiaethau cynhyrchu: ail gyfnod cwmni Teliesyn drwy fframweithiau Cottle, Bourdieu a Berne', Gwerddon, 30, March 2020, 68-83.