Mandy Rose is Professor of Documentary & Digital Cultures in the School of Film & Journalism at UWE Bristol. She is Co-Investigator on the EPSRC Virtual Realities: Immersive Documentary Encounters project, a £1.2m 2.5 year project that interrogates the application of virtual reality for nonfiction. She js co-convenor of the i-Docs Symposium with Judith Aston, Sandra Gaudenzi and Julia Scott-Stevenson.
Mandy spent the first twenty years of her working life in TV and film production, as a sound recordist, producer, director in documentary and factual television. In the early nineties she co-founded and series-produced the ground-breaking BBC 2 project Video Nation. Since then, she has engaged with the participatory, interactive and immersive potentials of digital nonfiction media, first in a context of media practice, and since 2009, as an academic researcher.
Mandy joined UWE Bristol as a Senior Research Fellow in 2009, on an AHRC Practice-based Fellowship in Creative and Performing Arts that ran until 2014. That year she was appointed as Director of the Digital Cultures Research Centre and joined the Pervasive Media Studio Executive Board as UWE representative in the Creative Technologies Partnership between UWE, University of Bristol and Watershed. Her recent writing appears in Studies in Documentary Film and The World Records.