Welcome to IRIS

The International Research Centre for Interactive Storytelling (IRIS) promotes and supports creative research into the use and application of storytelling in media and technology. It has been formed to explore new, alternative and emerging methods of storytelling in an interdisciplinary and multi-perspectival context. 

The research centre brings together an interdisciplinary network of researchers, practitioners, industry partners and students in order to ​foster creative conversations around ground-breaking research in contemporary media forms. Furthermore, it aims to promote dialogue between creative practice and theoretical knowledge as related forms of research work and provides the conditions for fully developing a wide range of possible projects. 

The centre offers research seminars, workshops and conferences. It also welcomes PhD candidates in its members’ areas of research including:

  • Journalism, Media Representation, Political Communication, and Political Economy of the Media
  • Film studies, documentary studies, audience analysis
  • Visual ethnography, visual communication
  • Digital Education

Our research

View the work of some of our IRIS researchers.

Male stands in front of red wall with The Media Centre in large writing on. Stefano Odorico

Using Digital Storytelling in lectures

Dr Stefano Odorico discusses the origins and development of Digital Storytelling.

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Three women stand to the left of a man in grey jumper with another woman in black jumper to the left in front of two signs. Liz Cable

Erasmus+ funded Escape Room project

Senior Lecturer joins forces with international partners to design an escape room game aimed at breaking down stereotypes.

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Blonde woman stands in front of broadcast desk and television screen. Katherine Blair

Global conference on broadcast and digital collaborations

Working across time zones and cultures to produce quality television.

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Our members

Click on each IRIS member's name to visit their profile on our Research Portal.

Directors and contact