Dr Hannah Drayson

Dr Hannah Drayson

Lecturer in Digital Art & Technology/Immersive Media Design

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)


Intermedia artist andlecturer in the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University ofPlymouth, UK. Her research explores the technical and conceptual manifestationsof the embodied imagination. She is co-convenor of the Transtechnology Researchgroup at the University of Plymouth.



Doctor of Philosophy; Transtechnology Research, University of Plymouth, UK.
Title - “Gestalt Biometrics and their Applications; Objectivity, Instrumentation and Poetics.” 2006/11 
Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Supervisors: Professor Dr Michael Punt (Transtechnology Research), Professor Mike Phillips
([i-DAT] Institute of Digital Art and Technology), Dr Brigitta Zics (Culture Lab).

MSc - m-DAT Programme,  Masters Digital Art and Technology, University of
Plymouth, UK. 2005/6.

BA(hons) Critical Fine Art Practice, University of Brighton, UK. First Class.

Professional membership

Staff serving as external examiners

External Examiner for the Constellation at Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC).

Research interests

Hypnosis, Suggestion and Placebo or Meaning Effects as an Artistic Medium
Philosophy, History and Poetics of Medical and Scientific Instrumentation
Media Archeology and Psychophysiological Measurement
Live Cinema and VJ Performance
Experimental Digital Media and Performance

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Griffin, J. (2014) Experience and Viewpoints in the Social Domain of Space Technology.

Grants & contracts

October 2006-2010 - PhD Research Project funded by the EPSRC.  Transtechnology Research, University of Plymouth  Title - “Gestalt Biometrics and their Applications.”  

Research groups

  • Transtechnology

Other academic activities

Editor in Chief, Transtechnology Research; Open Access papers. http://www.trans-techresearch.net/papers/

Associate editor and web manager of Leonardo Reviews (Journal of the International Association for the Arts, Sciences and Technology) and an active member of the Leonardo Reviews panel.


Transtechnology Research