Dr Lauren Hayhurst
School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Dr Lauren Hayhurst is Head of Narrative Design at Hi9, Natural Language AI Agency, and an Associate Lecturer in Games Design at the University of Plymouth. After achieving a PhD in Creative Writing in 2017, for which she explored the ethical implications of fiction writing, she lectured at Exeter, Plymouth, and the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB). In 2018, Lauren became a director of Digital Plymouth in order to represent the ‘A’ in STE-A-M, bringing the Arts into STEM industries, subject areas and practice. Lauren brings cross-disciplinary working into every project, introducing Digital Narratives into the AUB curriculum, building ethnographic methodologies into ‘fictive fieldwork’, and incorporating emotional immersion into the design of Artificial Intelligence.