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Prof Kate O'Riordan

Post:Professor of Digital Culture (Media and Film)
Other posts:Head of School (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 in 2001. At Sussex I've worked in both Continuing Education and Media, Film and Music. During this time I've also worked at the University of Lancaster through a secondment and held a part post at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

I sometimes blog at Biodigital Lives




  • Head of School, Media Film and Music
  • Professor of Digital Culture