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Emma Young

Emma Young

R&D Development Producer, BBC

Dr Emma Young defines and explores future media experiences at BBC R&D, to inform and support technology innovation and business strategy at the BBC. With extensive industry experience in Production Management and Content Production; a Doctorate in Digital Innovation; and experience in Technical Consultancy roles, she has a deep understanding of emerging technologies and their media applications. Her research and production interests include Immersive Media (VR, AR, Spatial Audio and Metaverse-related technologies); Virtual Production; and Personalised Media.

Emma speaks at a wide range of events in academia and industry; is a member of the Steering Committee for the annual Audio Mostly conference; and sits on the Industry Advisory Board at Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communications.

Passionate about Diversity and Inclusion in the broadcast industry, Emma leads the staff network ‘BBC Women in STEM’ (WiSTEM) as Chair of the Board; and is highly active in Outreach, both at the BBC and in the wider industry.


  • Everybody sees what happens on the screen and what goes out, but there's so much work and effort goes into production, the preplanning and making these things happen, to be recognised for that work that goes on preproduction is amazing!
    Richard Wormwell
  • Being able to show those unsung heroes within the technical innovation space is a really important achievement and it's a great awards to be part of...
    David Harnett
    Timeline TV
  • To recognise people that do stuff that isn't normally recognised, you know it's normally the hosts, the executive producers and the creative directors, but yeah the technical stuff makes it happen!
    Lisa Edwards
    Studio Ramsay
  • We're such an important industry to the country, and to everyone we serve from our clients to everyone at home, and there's a huge amount of work that's gone into the last couple of years innovation wise and it's great to be recognised.
    Jai Cave
    Envy Post Production