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Dr Melanie Chan

About Dr Melanie Chan

Melanie Chan completed a PhD on Representations of Virtual Reality in 2007. She is now Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Media, Communication Cultures programme at Leeds Beckett University.

Her research interests include virtual reality, mobile media and digital culture. She has also published a monograph "Virtual Reality: Representations in Contemporary Media (Bloomsbury, 2014)" and ‘Environmentalism and The Animated Landscape in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Princess Mononoke’ as part of the edited collection The Animated Landscape (Bloomsbury, 2015). Other published work includes the chapter ‘Place, Play and Privacy: Exploring Location-Based Applications and Spatial Experience’ In Digital Futures and the City of Today (Intellect, 2016).

Current Teaching

Current modules include:

  • Interpreting New Media
  • Introduction to Media and Cultural Studies
  • Cinematic Identities

Research Interests

Melanie's work aims to contribute to critical perspectives on contemporary media especially in relation to embodiment and technologically mediated experience.

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