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.