Jenny Kidd lectures and publishes across the fields of digital media, the creative industries and the cultural sector.
Formerly a web editor and designer, Jenny is a keen advocate of participatory media practices, working with a range of institutions to explore and understand their possibilities. Her research is informed by close interaction with the cultural sector. Jenny has recently worked on projects with: The Tower of London, National Museums Northern Ireland, National Trust Scotland, National Maritime Museum, Royal Armouries, Imperial War Museums, Buckfast Abbey, Tate Britain, the Cultural Learning Alliance, The National Library of Wales, Art and Memory, the Digital Engagement Network, The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, yello brick, the Firing Line Museum, Glamorgan Archives, Cardiff Story, Cardiff Libraries, Museum of Welsh Cricket and National Museum Wales. Jenny regularly reviews policy documentation and interventions for colleagues in the cultural sector and offers advice on research projects and evaluation strategies. She has been a commentator on the BBC on the theme of cultural policy.
Jenny's latest book is Museums in the New Mediascape [out August 2014, Ashgate]. Edited books include Performing Heritage [2011, Manchester University Press] and Challenging History in the Museum [2014, Ashgate].
Dr Kidd is Co-Director of the School's Digital Media and Society research group.
Jenny teaches on the BA in Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, leading on the core first year module Representations (Media and Cultural Theory), and on elective modules in digital culture, and creative/cultural industries.
2015: Award to carry out research on behalf of MECCSA for the Higher Education Academy into Teaching and Learning Issues in the Discipline.
2014-2016: CI on AHRC Voices of War and Peace World War One Engagement Centre.
2014: Two awards from University to research Digital Storytelling initiatives.
2013-2014: REACT/AHRC funding for With New Eyes I See.
2012-2014: CI on AHRC network ‘iSay: Visitor generated Content in Museums’ (Digital Transformations).
2013-2014: CI on AHRC network ‘The Significance of the Centenary’ (Care for the Future).
2012-2013: CI on AHRC research network ‘Silence, Memory and Empathy in Museums and Historic Sites’.
2010-2011: Award from Grundtvig for European research on Challenging Histories.
2009: Award from Knowledge Connect for audience research at the City of London Festival.
2009: Award from Museums Libraries and Archives council award for consultation on Challenging Histories.