Chris White, PhD

Editorial Board Member

School of Art and Design
University of Derby, UK

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Professor Christine White started her working career as a stage manager, electrician and lighting designer. Prof. White has worked for five UK universities and is currently Head of the School of Art and Design and Assistant Dean for the Faculty of Arts, Design & Technology at the University of Derby. Prof. White has published 5 books exploring theatre devices, the relationship of directors and designers and the different environments for spectating performative events, and the spaces that types of work are played out in. She is founding editor of ‘Scene’ an international peer-reviewed journal exploring the contexts and processes of designed environments for theatre, film, television, museums and galleries, interactive and narrative practices.

Research Interest

Professor Christine White 's research interests include: Ecologies within the entertainment industries Lighting technology development for the entertainment industries Product designs for entertainment technologies, lighting design and sustainable technologies. Interactive Arts and Integrated Health Lighting research in environments for health and well being and urban development Changing Cinematic Spaces Projection Art