Dr Tom Jackson

Dr Tom Jackson


I joined The School of Media and Communication in September 2012. After a highly successful commercial career working for digital agencies across Yorkshire, I started teaching in higher education in 2004. With expertise in graphic design, photography and project/professional skills, I support students in creating digital media products that are of a commercial standard. My primary area of research is sensory ethnography. Bringing together interests in cross-modal perception, anthropology, cultural geography and digital media, I propose new sensory research methods. Through the design and development of digital tools, such as multisensory, spatial and participatory virtual archives and immersive and embodied audiovisual recordings, my work aims to explore the relationships between sensory experience and cultural phenomena. My commercial experience in graphic design, photography and interactive programming have informed his largely practice-led approach to research.


  • Director of International Activities

Research interests

  • Sensory ethnography
  • Cross-modal perception
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural geography
  • Environmental psychology
  • Digital media
  • The virtual archive
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  • BSc (Bradford)
  • PhD (Leeds)
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