Kim Starr

Kim is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) at the University of Surrey (UK). She previously worked in commercial television, and has degrees in politics and law (BSc.Econ., QMUL), journalism (MA, Westminster) and audiovisual translation (MA, University of Surrey). Awarded a doctoral scholarship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council/TECHNE, she completed her PhD in audio description for cognitive diversity in December 2017. For the following three years she worked on the EU Horizon 2020 project ‘Methods for Managing Audiovisual Data’ (MeMAD). She is currently employed as part of the Expanding Excellence in England (E3) programme at the CTS, researching human-machine interaction in the field of automated video description, cognitive accessibility in cultural contexts, and audio description for the non-blind. Kim recently co-edited and co-authored the IATIS yearbook, ‘Innovation in Audio Description Research’ (Braun & Starr, 2021).

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