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Founding Director of Interactive Filmmaking Lab, University of Stirling

Dr Polina Zioga is an award-winning hybrid artist, Founding Director of the Interactive Filmmaking Lab (UK), Advisory Board Member of the Interactive Film and Media Journal (Canada), and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK. Her interdisciplinary background in Visual Arts, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Health Sciences has influenced her creative practice and research, in Interactive Media and Film, Audience Research, including Neurocinematics, and Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs).

She holds a Ph.D. from the Glasgow School of Art/University of Glasgow, selected as one of the Top-Ranked LABS Abstracts 2017 by Leonardo (MIT Press). She has received grants and awards from international organisations, while her research and creative work have been presented and published since 2004 world-wide in: high-impact journals, books and international conferences; invited talks and guest lectures; art exhibitions, and film festivals. She has written for The Conversation and has appeared on The Guardian technology podcast and TechWorld.


  • 2017–present
    Founding Director, Interactive Filmmaking Lab
  • 2020–2023
    Lecturer (Grade 8) in Interactive Media, University of Stirling
  • 2017–2020
    Lecturer (Grade 7) in Media/Film Production, Staffordshire University


  • 2017 
    Glasgow School of Art/University of Glasgow, Ph.D. in Interactive Media and Film

Professional Memberships

  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • International Film and Media Journal Advisory Board Member