Catherine Robinson

Catherine Robinson

BBC Audio Science Division is an AFTRS Industry Research Consultant for the Precipice Project

Catherine has worked in radio sound for the BBC since 2000. Her specialism is sound design for radio drama, binaural audio and 3D sound for 360 video and VR. Catherine created the sound design and binaural mix for Ring, a horror radio drama for Radio 4. Following the success of that, Catherine has set up the first operational 3D sound studio in the BBC outside Research and Development, using their tools.

Some of the binaural productions that have been created in the 3D studio are: The Russell T Davies adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was the first ever binaural feature film; six 360 films for Planet Earth 2 using dynamic binaural sound design; and a multi-location experience of a Super Furry Animals arena concert in 360 sound and video.

Catherine is currently developing an exciting new drama format for Radio 4 Online, as well as a radio series exploring spatial listening.