Mandy Rose is an Associate Professor, Director of UWE Bristol’s Digital Cultures Research Centre and Co-Director of i-Docs. Her research looks at the intersection between documentary and networked culture. She is Co-Investigator of the interdisciplinary EPSRC research project - Virtual Realities: Immersive Documentary Encounters.
A filmmaker and interactive producer who started out in independent film in London in the 1980s; she was co-founder of the feminist film distribution group Cinema of Women (COW Films), and a member of Four Corners Films before directing her first documentary - Hilda at Darjeeling (Channel 4 1989) - about British women in the Raj. During twenty years at the BBC Mandy led innovative participatory projects including the "mass observation" camcorder project - Video Nation (94-2000), the pioneering digital storytelling project - Capture Wales / Cipolwg ar Gymru (2001-2007), and the Webby nominated multiplatform exploration of language, accent and dialect across the UK - Voices (2004).
Her writing appears in The Journal of Documentary Studies (Intellect Books 2013), The Documentary Film Book (Palgrave 2013), DIY Citizens; Critical Making and Social Media (MIT Press 2014.) She is co-editor of i-docs: the evolving practices of interactive documentary - Wallflower Press 2017. Her recent article Technologies of Seeing and Technologies of Corporeality - currents in virtual reality nonfiction appears in the first issue of World Recods (UnionDocs 2018).