The Centre for Digital Media Cultures has permanent staff and postgraduate student members.
We have a balance between established academics, early career and mid-career researchers as well as our fully-integrated postgraduate student members, supervised by the centre's staff members.
We have strong records for publishing both journal and conference papers, securing research grants, impactful partnerships and work with public bodies.
Contact the Centre for Digital Media Cultures:
Dr Frauke Behrendt
Research contributes to the understanding of both the design process and the user experience of emerging/innovative mobile and digital technologies
Professor Anya Belz
Anya Belz researches in natural language processing, specialising in language generation, image description and text analytics for pharmacovigilance
Professor Karen Cham
Professor of Digital Transformation Design. Her research concerns narrowing the 'semantic gap' in user experience
Dr Alexey Chernov
Senior Lecturer in Computing, Engineering and Mathematics and researches mathematical foundations of machine learning and artificial intelligence
Donna Close specialises in the role that creativity and cultural production processes have in cultural, social and economic impact.
Researches in transmedia and participatory storytelling, non-linear narrative and the possibilities offered by digital and web-based radio.
Dr Mary Darking
Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Innovation researching how technology, information and data are used in policy agendas addressing inequalities
Dr Martin de Saulles
Research focuses in the areas of innovation, digital business models, the Internet of Things and digital marketing.
Dr Sanaz Fallahkhair
Sanz Fallahkhair's research interests include human-centred design of new technologies that incorporate studies of user's experiences.
Dr Aristea Fotopoulou
Research focuses on social transformations that relate to digital media and data-driven technologies (e.g. self-tracking, wearables, big data, AI)
Nick Gant is a designer, researcher and lecturer, with particular interests across sustainability and community development.
Dr Charlotte Gould
Principal Lecturer in Visual Communication. Her practice-led research explores opportunities for public audiences to engage in playful environments
Professor Flis Henwood
Professor of Social Sciences researching the relationship between information, technology and care, and developing an understanding of these relationships
Dr Olu Jenzen
Director of the Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender with research interests in critical theory, contemporary media, literature and popular culture
Lecturer in Photography in Media Studies who employs photography and video-art as ways to subvert neo-liberal, capitalist, patriarchal norms
Head of School of Media. The principle focus of her research is technology, aesthetics and embodied perception in relation to games and play
Professor Paul Sermon
Research involves the creative use of telecommunication technologies developing interactive telematic art installations
Dr Ran Song
Ran Song's research interests include image/scan registration, Markov Random Field, vision-based geometric modelling and 3D surface reconstruction.
Dr Maria Sourbati
Senior Lecturer in Media and Communications. Her research explores the governance and social implications of the diffusion of media technologies.
Dr Marcus Winter
Research focuses on human-computer interaction and the wider user experience of ubiquitous computing
Virtual reality immersion and generative potential of interactive film
Technology, care and a sense of home
Jane Frances Dunlop
Performing contemporary geographies in virtual places
Utilising incident and experience data in support of healthcare quality improvement
Noise after finitude: What is the art and political agency of noise post the finitude of the phenomenal?
Classifying Free Text Comments from the UK National Student Survey
‘Digital by default’: The experience of ESL clients accessing voluntary and public services (privately funded)
Hospital governance in Lebanon: governance structure, measures of performance, and the agency problem (privately funded)
Understanding the dementia diagnosis gap: recording practices ofdementia in General Practice
Embodied Mixed and Augmented Reality Art
“Self regulation of the press in Cyprus”
Shaun Williams S.R.Williams@brighton.ac.uk
Centre for Digital Media Cultures
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