This is an exciting opportunity within a larger collaborative team. Virtual Realities – Immersive Documentary Encounters is a two and a half year EPSRC research project, a collaboration between the Universities of Bristol, Bath and UWE Bristol. The overarching research question is ‘How might the affordances of Virtual Reality for immersion and interaction take forward documentary's mission for storytelling about our shared world?'
This multi-disciplinary research project, which is also in collaboration with industry partners including BBC R&D, the Guardian and Aardman Animation, combines audience study, production study and experimental study.
The research project
This PhD position will enable the successful candidate to explore one or more of the following themes:
The focus of the evaluation will be on emotional and physiological responses and will require a good grounding in appropriate methods.
The PhD project will be conducted in the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath with a secondment to the BBC.
Training in the use of appropriate equipment is available through the Department of Psychology.
Over the last few years the University of Bath has made substantial investments to infrastructure including multi-million pound state-of-the art facilities for the Department of Psychology.
Last year the Department moved into a dedicated building which consists of eleven labs (including an EEG lab, a cross modal lab, a VR facility and an HCI lab: the CREATE Lab).
To be considered for this funding you must:
If successful, you will be supported for three years. Funding includes:
Apply for this funding
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.