Phil Stenton was Professor of Pervasive Media and Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise at the School of Media and Performance at University College Falmouth, before joining BBC R&D as a Research Scientist in 2014. Prior to these postions, Phil was Director of Research at the Pervasive Media Studio. 

Phil has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Sheffield. He has 20 years of research management experience in the UK and the US. In 1984 he was a visiting professor at UC Berkeley, before joining BT and eventually HP Labs. Until 1999 he managed a department in HP Labs working in mobile and appliance computing. He followed that with a temporary assignment to as R&D lab manager within an HP product division in the US. There, he set up a research lab to develop e-services technology. Phil has served on a number of UK and European funding committees, interview panels and review boards and he was also director of the DTI's City & Buildings Research Centre which carried out the Mobile Bristol programme that engaged participants from across the creative and IT industries, educationalists, schoolchildren and members of the public.

Phil is a member of the Studio's Advisory Board and a Director of Calvium Ltd, a start-up building on 70 years combined research experience at HP Labs.