School of Media, Film and Music

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Dr Kate O'Riordan

Post:Reader in Media (Centre for Material Digital Culture, Media and Film)
Other posts:Director of Teaching and Learning (School of Media, Film and Music)
 Senior Lecturer in Media (Centre for Photography and Visual Culture)

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 876730
International:+44 1273 876730

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I came to Digital Media through work on the ethical and social aspects of computing in the 1990s.  My work on gender, sexuality and digital culture extended to social issues in web design and development, personal media production, digital imaging in medicine, computer gaming, community, social and activist media.  My more recent work has engaged with issues about other emerging technologies including biotechnology, cloning, genomics and public engagement with science and technology.  After working as a visiting lecturer at Brighton and the University of Middlesex in the 1990s I came to the University of Sussex. At Sussex I've worked in both Continuing Education and Media, Film and Music.

In between I have also worked at the University of Lancaster and University of California Santa Cruz.

I sometimes blog at Biodigital Lives




  • Reader in Digital Media, University of Sussex.
  • Director of Teaching and Learning, MFM