Ms Kate Richards

School-Based Researcher 

Research Program: Music Cognition and Action


Ms Kate Richards is the Academic Course Advisor for the Master of Convergent Media in the Western Sydney University School of Humanities and Communication Arts.

She was previously a freelance multimedia producer in the cultural and media sectors, producing interactive and large scale media for exhibition and distribution. Prior to that she taught communcations at UTS (1996-1999) and media art at COFA, UNSW (1987-1996).

Ms Richards is completing her practice-led PhD on the foundations of audience engagement in immersive media environments. She is an internationally recognized media artist working across installations, performance, interactive video and software art.

Ms Richards serves on the technical committee for the Dictionary of Sydney and consults with numerous organisations and theatre directors on the use of interactive multimedia across diverse projects.

Research Interests

  • Designing for audience experience, immersion and interactivity
  • New media dramaturgy
  • Media art
  • Data visualization and sonification

Qualifications and Honours

  • Australian Postgraduate Research Award 2010-2014
  • MFA 1st Honours, College of Fine Arts, UNSW 1996
  • B.A. Communications UTS 1981


Faculty based researcher, MARCS Institute

Researcher Digital Humanities Research Group Western Sydney University

Academic Course Advisor Master of Convergent Media Western Sydney University

Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Communication Arts

Practicing media artist Sydney Australia

Contact Kate
Phone+61 409 220 157
LocationWestern Sydney University Parramatta campus