Centre for Media Research




Dr Helen Jackson

Lecturer in Media Arts, School of Media, Film and Journalism

About Dr Jackson

Helen Jackson moved to the University of Ulster in 2005 from the Guardian Newspaper Group where her role involved the design and development of interactive media projects for their specialist on-line education department ‘Learnthings’, and the end-to-end project management of these interactive products from concept through to ‘live’ launch.

Helen has degrees in Industrial Design (Bsc Brunel), Interactive Media (MA Bournemouth) and is currently undertaking a practice-based doctorate degree in the field of augmented realities.

Research Fields

With nearly 10 year’s experience in the digital media content field, her areas of expertise primarily involve practice-led research into interactive media devices and their associated cultures, for which she has received national and international recognition.
Previous projects include: the contextualisation of recent developments in narrative and new media thinking; investigations into hypertext and hyperreading and their implications for digital literacy and knowledge construction in online environments; and exploration of media art practice where interaction is concerned with subjectivity and creativity, visualization and interpretation.

She is currently working on an augmented reality project with Apple Europe.

Awards

Top Ten finalist, ‘The Next Big Thing’ £25K Award – the search fro the next big thing! Northern Ireland Science Park, Belfast, for digital media application rediscOvery, 2009

‘Seal of Excellence’, Europrix Multi Media Award, Austria, for interactive digital art installation Isolation, 2005

Third place award, BEA Festival of Media, Nevada, for hypertext fiction God’s Script, 2004

Contact Details

Office I126
+44 (0)28 7012 4184
h.jackson@ulster.ac.uk

Articles

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Jackson, Helen (2009) Knowing Photography Now: the knowledge economy of photography in the twenty-first century’,. Photographies, 2 (2). pp. 169-183.

Jackson, Helen (2009) Learning and New Technologies – Moving beyond the Technology. Challenge and Change in the Higher education Learning Environment: Process and Practice Proceedings, 1. pp. 370-389.

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Installations

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Jackson, Helen, Privilege, John and Lynn, Wilson (2014) War for Big words, in a Small Place. Coleraine Town Hall.

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Internet Publication

Number of items: 3.

Black, Christina, Davis, Robbie, Hanna, Diarmaid, Hicks, Elaine, Jackson, Helen, Johnston, Brendan, Langan, Aidan, Law, Steven, Mann, Peter, McCallion, Paul, McCaughan, Niall, McGinley, Aideen, Shine, Joan, Todd, Beverley and Varma, Mahendra (2016) BBC Audience Council Northern Ireland Annual Review 2015/16. BBC Audience Council Northern Ireland Annual Review 2015/16, BBC Trust, 14 pp

McGinley, Aideen, Langan, Aidan, Todd, Beverley, Johnston, Brendan, Hanna, Diarmaid, Hicks, Elaine, Jackson, Helen, Shine, Joan, Varma, Mahendra, McCaughan, Niall, Mann, Peter and Law, Steven (2015) BBC Audience Council Northern Ireland Annual Review 2014/15. BBC Audience Council Northern Ireland Annual Review 2014/15, BBC Trust, 13 pp

McGinley, Aideen, Glover, Mark, Hanna, Diarmaid, Hicks, Elaine, Hill, Richard, Jackson, Helen, Johnston, Brendan, Langan, Aidan, Law, Steven, Mann, Peter, McCaughan, Niall, McMenemy, Paul, Mullan, Paul, Shine, Joan, Todd, Beverley and Varma, Mahendra (2014) BBC Audience Council Northern Ireland Annual Review 2013/14. BBC Audience Council Northern Ireland Annual Review 2013/14, BBC Trust, 13 pp

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