Formerly a web developer, Jenny Kidd lectures and researches across the fields of digital media and the cultural/creative industries in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University, Wales. Jenny teaches modules on Digital Culture, Digital Creativity and Immersive Media. Her research interests lie in immersive and participatory media and digital cultural heritage. Jenny is Co-Director of the Digital Media and Society research group and part of the Cardiff University Digital Cultures Network. In 2016 Jenny was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts. She is a Series Editor of Emerald Studies in Digital Cultures.
Jenny is the author of Critical Encounters with Immersive Storytelling (with Alke Gröppel-Wegener, 2019), Representation (Routledge, 2015), Museums in the New Mediascape (Routledge, 2014), and co-editor of Challenging History in the Museum (Routledge, 2014) and Performing Heritage (MUP, 2011). She has published widely, including in the International Journal of Heritage Studies, the Journal of Information, Technology and People, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Museum and Society, The Journal of Curatorial Studies, Curator and The Museums Journal.
Jenny Kidd works closely with creative industry partners on a variety of Projects. She has recently worked on projects with: Historic Royal Palaces, The Tower of London, Tate, National Museums Northern Ireland, National Trust Scotland, Imperial War Museums, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, yello brick, the Cultural Learning Alliance, The National Library of Wales, Art and Memory, and The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry.
Jenny is involved in many public engagement initiatives, has been a commentator on BBC Radio, and has written for The Conversation. She has advised the WJEC and Welsh Government on teaching and learning issues. Jenny is a Committee Member of the Digital Learning Network. She is on the editorial board for Cardiff University Press and is a Managing Editor of Museum and Society journal.
Jenny has previously been a Lecturer in Cultural Policy at City University London (2008-2012), and before that, a Research Associate in the School of Drama at Manchester University (on the AHRC Performance, Learning and Heritage Project with Professor Anthony Jackson, 2005-2008). Jenny received her PhD in Digital Storytelling from Cardiff University in 2005. Before that, she was a web developer.
This site contains information about Jenny’s research and teaching interests, publications and projects.