Head of Immersive
Rebecca is Head of Immersive at StoryFutures Academy, the UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling run by the NFTS and Royal Holloway, University of London. This programme, funded by UK Research & Innovation, aims to help the UK creative industries to become the most skilled in the world in the use of immersive technology for storytelling. Rebecca was formerly Head of Technology – Immersive at Digital Catapult, whose remit is to drive early adoption of advanced digital technologies to make UK businesses more competitive and productive. During her time there, Rebecca explored new applications for virtual and augmented reality across industries, and helped to run initiatives including CreativeXR, which supports early stage creative content projects using VR and AR. Previously, Rebecca worked as a Development Producer for BBC Connected Studio, delivering a range of digital innovation projects, including a set of ambitious experimental VR pilots. She has also worked as a Research Engineer for BBC R&D, a producer on BBC Click and as an Antenna Engineer at Deltenna Ltd. Her background is in Electronic Engineering, having studied at the University of Bristol and Télécom Paris. She was named a Broadcast Hot Shot in 2013.