files/images/phil_stenton.jpgProfessor Phil Stenton

Professor of Pervasive Media and Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise, School of Media and Performance, University College Falmouth

Phil Stenton has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Sheffield. He is Research Director of the Bristol-based Pervasive Media Studio, which brings together the computing, communication and creative industries to pioneer new forms of digital media.

He has 20 years of research management experience in the UK and the US. In 1984 he was a visiting professor at UC Berkeley, before joining BT and eventually HP Labs. Until 1999 he managed a department in HP Labs working in mobile and appliance computing. He followed that with a temporary assignment to as R&D lab manager within an HP product division in the US. There, he set up a research lab to develop e-services technology.

Phil has served on a number of UK and European funding committees, interview panels and review boards and he was also director of the DTI's City & Buildings Research Centre which carried out the Mobile Bristol programme that engaged participants from across the creative and IT industries, educationalists, schoolchildren and members of the public. 

Arts & Humanities Research Council: Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,000 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. Arts and humanities researchers constitute nearly a quarter of all research-active staff in the higher education sector. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. See Arts & Humanities Research Council website.