Lauren Ward

XR Stories Research Fellow
University of York

Lauren is an audio engineer and researcher. Her fellowship with XR Stories explores how new media formats can be used to make media more accessible to diverse audiences. She also leads the SIGN funded project ‘A3i – Accessible Audio for Autistic Individuals’ with the Sheffield Autism Research Lab.

Lauren has worked for a variety of broadcasters and research organisations in the UK and Australia. She completed her PhD as a General Sir John Monash Scholar at the University of Salford in 2020 and also holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Philosophy from the University of Tasmania.