My research is situated in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and explores the design and development of new interactive media content forms and tools to support their creation. This research combines my deep interest in new forms of interactive technology and media with empirical, theoretical and methodological perspectives, in the human-centred design of novel interfaces and interaction techniques for a broad range of artistic and everyday creative practices.My current research is focused on the design and development of new forms of responsive and immersive media content, with a particular interest in data-driven storytelling. I am currently principal investigator of the EPSRC funded Perspective Media: Personalised Video Storytelling for Data Engagement project. I am also a co-investigator of the InnovateUK WEAVR: Pioneering Fully Integrated Cross-Reality Spectator Experiences in Esports and Beyond immersive experiences demonstator; the AHRC Digital Creativity for Regional Museums: Immersive Experiences Smart Commissioning Toolkit project; and the Digital Creativity Labs – a £4m EPSRC, AHRC and InnovateUK funded research centre exploring impact-driven research in the creative industries. I was also previously Co-I of the AHRC Within the walls of York Gaol: Memory, Place and the Immersive Museum project. You can find out more about my current and past research on my projects page.
I previously worked at Newcastle University’s Culture Lab, where I completed a Ph.D. that explored the design of innovative interactive technologies for live performance and held a post-doctoral positions, including on the RCUK Digital Economy Programme funded Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy (SiDE) project.
Outside of the lab I like electronic music, getting outside (especially on skis), and having a good time with my family (two increasingly unruly daughters!) and friends.