Academia

PhD Research: Presently, I am writing up my PhD thesis entitled: ‘Talking Heads: The use of virtual human presenters for the delivery of personalised news content’. The subject matter explores human engagement with, and potential uses for artificially intelligent, computer-simulated, on-screen presenters. The work is multi-disciplinary and is supervised jointly by the Department of Journalism and the Department of Computer Science at City, University of London.

Listen to interview about PhD project.

During my present sabbatical, I have created a module on Cross Media, for which I was an external lecturer at the Danish School of Media & Journalism. I am also a Guest Lecturer at Copenhagen University, teaching Branded Content to postgraduate students of Film and Media Studies. I hold an MA by Research from the University of Birmingham, and a BA Combined Honours in Politics and Sociology from the University of Liverpool.