Senior Research Fellow, Next Generation Audience Insight

Egham, United Kingdom
£42,126 per annum - including London Allowance
13 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Sep 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Psychology

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £42,126 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:  Wednesday 19 September 2018
Interview Date:  Wednesday 03 October 2018
Reference:  0818-339

Applications are invited for the post of ‘Senior Research Fellow: Next-Generation Audience Insight’ to join the Psychology Department in the new Centre for Digital Creativity at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The Centre for Digital Creativity (CDC) is an exciting new initiative to link cutting-edge research and teaching across Media, Computer Science, Drama, Psychology, Management, Geography and Electronic Engineering with high profile creative industries partners. StoryFutures is an ambitious project within the Centre that will provide an R&D base for screen industries to meet the challenge of next-generation storytelling, producing compelling content for emerging creative technologies, focusing particularly on immersive experiences.

The successful candidate will form part of a new research team working closely with colleagues across the Centre. You will work in collaboration with some of the world’s leading creative companies. The post relates to ‘Audience Insight’, one of four main project themes, specifically focusing on responses of audiences to new story experiences created by commercial partners. The role will interface between Psychology, Electronic Engineering, Media Arts and our diverse partner organisations across the creative screen and technology industries. The post holder will design, run and write up research into a range of different aspects of audience insight, developing innovative methods for understanding audience responses to new storytelling experiences driven by immersive technologies in particular.  

Qualified to Doctoral level, the post holder will have a strong understanding of psychology audience research methods, with significant postdoctoral research experience and the ability to lead independent research projects. Strong IT and interfacing skills, including programming experience, are a key asset, and some practical experience of working with the creative industries would also be an advantage. Good communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with academic, industrial and Governmental partners are essential. The ideal candidate may have experience of funding applications; it is expected that the post holder will develop skills to write and pitch coherent funding applications to public and private sector bodies.

This is a full time 3 year post, available from 01 December 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Polly Dalton at

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: .

Please quote the reference: 0818-339

Closing Date:Midnight, 19 September 2018

Interviews: Interviews will take place on 3 October 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be required to make a 10 minute presentation to a group of staff and industry partners outlining how their research methods can provide insight into audience behaviours and what value this can bring to industry partners.