Ms Annabeth Robinson

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technologies

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Annabeth Robinson is an Creative Technologist and Filmmaker based in Leeds, predominantly using immersive technologies, screen based virtual worlds and game platforms since 2005, to explore multi-user interactive artworks and education experiences.

She is currently Course Leader for MA Animation at University of Salford and has been teaching for 20 years across various insitutions - supporting students development in Creative Development, Industry Engagement and Practice Based Research across the Animation discpline. Her academic development has led to her being recognised as a Senior Fellow of the HEA.

She helps facilitate and host - 'Educating Animators' an academic conference at University of Salford in partnership with Manchester Animation Festival, now heading towards its 6th Year in its new incarnation - Animated Connections.

Her previous research into serious games - was jointly with University of Leeds, Department of Earth and Environment - producing a virtual mapping game for the Geology Dept. She has co-presented this project at conferences including ALT-C in September 2015 and JISC Digifest 2017. The project won a Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Digital Innovation in Teaching or Research 2016. It also was shortlisted for the Guardian Higher Education Awards - Digital Innovation 2017

She has created visuals and animated video backdrops for Ya Devi - at the Stage, Leeds - May 2015 - an Arts Council funded Dance Theatre show devised by Devika Rao. She was also involved in video aspects of Mermaids Tale, an immersive theater project at Bramley Bath's November 2015, devised by Yorkshire Life Aquatic, and funded by Arts Council and Heritage Lottery.

In the virtual world - Second Life - she is known as AngryBeth Shortbread. Her Work has been shown internationally. She has also been commissioned in the past by Long Now Foundation/ to recreate Brian Eno's 77 Million paintings in SL, and was involved in creating content and art for Duran Duran's Second Life project - The DDU - (Azizi,Sanhedralite,Tlon,Khanda).

Areas of Research

Immersive Storytelling
Creative Technology - XR / Interfaces
Digital Puppets
Motion Graphics
Serious Games
Virtual Production and Virtual Art Direction ( VAD )
Virtual Art and XR Galleries
Documentary Animation
Storyworlds & Transmedia


PGT - Animation Exploration
PGT - Pipelines & Workflows
PGT - Major Animation Project
PGT - Exploring Collaborative Practice
PGT - Professional and Cultural Contexts
BA - Intro to Creative Play
BA - Creative Collaboration
BA - Specialist Animation Studies

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • PGCE

    2005 - 2006
  • Film & TV Drama ( Direction )

    1997 - 1998
  • Film & TV Drama ( Post Production and Sound )

    1996 - 1997
  • Interactive Arts

    1992 - 1995

  • External Academic - Validation Panel - MA Animation & BA Animation - Arts University Bournemouth

  • External Academic - Validation Panel - BA Animation & BSc VFX and Virtual Production - Staffordshire University

  • Senior Fellow HEA

  • Times Higher Education Award - Outstanding Digital Innovation in Teaching or Research ( 2016 )