Brendan Crowther (BA Hons)
I’m a Content Producer and film maker working in BBC Research & Development.
I started out in the department about six years ago coordinating research projects after working as a freelance location sound engineer on dramas and documentaries. Initially I helped run a Knowledge Exchange Programme between BBC R&D and the Arts and Humanities Research Council before moving on to manage various research projects exploring subjects including the provision of intergenerational content, the use of haptic feedback devices for accessibility and editorial purposes and development of ambient media prototypes.
I’m based in R&D’s North Lab in MediaCityUK and I’m responsible for helping set an editorial vision for bbc.co.uk/rd and coordinating the production of content for it by R&D North Lab staff. This means I spend most of my time sticking a camera in my colleagues’ faces and asking them about their work. They seem to tolerate me.
I think BBC R&D is one of the most exciting places in the world to work. I grew up on BBC content and believe passionately in the philosophy behind the organisation - to educate, inform and entertain. I am very happy to be part of a department which tries to secure the future of the BBC by ensuring its editorial and technical provisions are as forward thinking as possible.