Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures, King's College London

Dr Sarah Atkinson is Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures at King's College, London. Her research work is focused upon new models of audience engagements in digital storytelling, industrial filmmaking process, evolving models of labour in transmedia production, and digital archiving. She deploys both practice-based and empirical methodologies in her research and teaching.

Sarah's recent monograph Beyond the Screen: Emerging Cinema and Engaging Audiences presents an expanded conceptualisation of cinema, one which encompasses the ways film can be experienced beyond the auditorium by a digitally networked society. The book includes considerations of mobile, web, social media and live cinema through case studies of recent and near-future developments.

Sarah is currently the Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded TRI-PACT Project.


  • –present
    Principal Lecturer in Film & Media, University of Brighton