About Academic

The Academic Working Group is comprised of Immerse UK members and non-members working across academia, universities and research organisations at the forefront of immersive technology R&D.

Members

James Bennett
Director of StoryFutures Creative Cluster

Prof. James Bennett is Director of StoryFutures Creative Cluster and Co- Director of StoryFutures Academy and the StoryTrails UnBoxed project. He is Professor of Television and Digital Culture at Royal Holloway, University of London. When he’s not immersed in the future of stor...

Stephen Taylor
Leader of the Analysis, Visualisation and Informatics (AVI) group

I'm a group leader of the Analysis, Visualisation and Informatics (AVI) group at Oxford University working on new ways to analyse and integrate biological research and clinical data. We're developing new ways of visualising massive multi-dimensional data sets using techniques fro...

Sean Taylor
Director of InGAME: Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise, Abertay University

Sean Taylor is a BAFTA-winning producer and director with more than 25-years of experience in the games and interactive entertainment industry. Credits include the Crackdown, Grand Theft Auto, and Moshi Monsters franchies. He is currently Director of InGAME, the UKRI research and...

Pippa Bostock
Business Director for the Centre for Creative and Immersive XR

As Business Director for the Centre for Creative and Immersive XR, Pippa utilises her experience and passion for the Creative Industries to specialise in Creative and Immersive XR - developing new and rewarding partnerships at all levels. Recent projects include: - leading th...

Neill Campbell
Director, CAMERA

Neill Campbell is Director of CAMERA and a Royal Society Industry Fellow. He works in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bath as a Reader (Associate Professor) in Computer Vision, Graphics and Machine Learning. Neill also holds an Honorary Associate Professor...

Nadia Danhash
Director, InnovationRCA and AngelClubRCA

Nadia is an investor and business developer who has spent over ten years at the RCA developing enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes and supporting graduate entrepreneurs. After a twenty-year commercial career in the biotechnology sector, Nadia has a cross sectoral focus on...

Mona Bozdog
Designer and Lecturer in Immersive Experience Design

Mona is a designer and Lecturer in Immersive Experience Design at Abertay University where she acts as Programme Co-Lead on the TIGA-accredited BA (Hons) Game Design and Production. She completed her PhD: "Playing with Performance/Performing Play. Creating hybrid experiences at t...

Prof. James Bennett
Director of StoryFutures Creative Cluster

Prof. James Bennett is Director of StoryFutures Creative Cluster and Co- Director of StoryFutures Academy and the StoryTrails UnBoxed project. He is Professor of Television and Digital Culture at Royal Holloway, University of London. When he’s not immersed in the future of stor...

Fridolin Wild
Professor at the Institute of Educational Technology

Fridolin Wild is professor at the Institute of Educational Technology of The Open University, also leading the Performance Augmentation Lab (PAL). Fridolin seeks to close the dissociative gap between abstract knowledge and its practical application, researching radically new form...

Dr Faisal Mushtaq
Associate Director of the Centre for Immersive Technologies

Dr Faisal Mushtaq is Associate Director of the Centre for Immersive Technologies, one of the UK's leading XR research centres, and holds a position as Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Leeds. With a background in the cognitive neuroscience of learning, he ha...

Damian Murphy
Professor in Sound and Music Computing

Damian Murphy is Professor in Sound and Music Computing at AudioLab in the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York, where his research focuses on the development and creative application of immersive audio and virtual acoustic modelling. He is an active sound art...

Christopher Brown
Senior Project Manager

Chris supports academics from across the University in driving forwards Immersive Technologies as a major research and teaching priority for the University. Prior to this role, Chris worked in the University’s Contracts & Commercialisation and team specialising in Life scie...

Dr Atif Waraich
Director of the School of Computer Science and Mathematics

Dr Waraich is Director of the School of Computer Science and Mathematics at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). Prior to joining LJMU (in June 2017) he was Head of Division of Digital Media and Entertainment technology at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and also Ent...

Dr Alex Attridge
CT RTP Manager

Dr Alex Attridge is a Project Manager for the Digital Validation and Verification theme of WMG's centre for the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Dr Attridge has over 10 years' experience in automotive R&D, with specific expertise and publications in the fields of immersive desi...