Catherine Allen is widely regarded as a VR pioneer and thought leader, having led the creation of two of the BBC's first VR experiences and providing her expert op-eds, comment and analysis to outlets including Wired magazine, The Guardian, Gizmodo, Tech Radar and Tech Crunch.
She is part of the BAFTA VR advisory team, sitting on the education committee, and has judged VR for both Sheffield Doc Fest and Raindance film festivals. Catherine produced the BBC’s first VR documentary, Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel, which has toured festivals globally, showed for six weeks at the National Theatre in London and was described by Broadcast Magazine as 'genre-defining'.
Before VR, Catherine worked at acclaimed educational app publisher, Touch Press; winning a BAFTA on the Disney Animated app with Disney Interactive.
Catherine either produces experiences, curates VR sessions or offers support and advice to others' projects. Her work has attracted audiences in the millions. Projects have been successful with audiences ranging from young families to history enthusiasts to millennial women. She's a BAFTA VR associate and regularly keynotes, judges and mentors at industry events, contributing towards her goal of supporting the healthy growth of an emergent immersive media industry.