Jenny Kidd lectures and researches across the fields of digital media and the creative industries in the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, Wales. Her interests lie in immersive and participatory media and digital heritage. She 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.
Jenny is the author of 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, and as part of the Challenging History network. She has recently worked on projects with: Historic Royal Palaces, The Tower of London, National Museums Northern Ireland, National Trust Scotland, National Maritime Museum, London, the Royal Armouries, Imperial War Museums, Buckfast Abbey, 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 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.
At Cardiff University, Jenny teaches on the BA in Journalism, Media and Communications, leading elective modules in Digital Culture and Immersive Media.
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 holds a PhD from Cardiff University which offers an in-depth critical appraisal of the BBC Wales Digital Storytelling initiative Capture Wales)
This site contains information about Jenny’s research and teaching interests, publications and projects.