I manage the EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Digital Civics and the Digital Economy Research Centre. I work closely with the academic directors and I’m responsible for administration and communications for the CDT, as well as organising training events and summer schools. I also work with Open Lab’s industry and community partners and stakeholders.

Working on Open Lab’s interdisciplinary digital research and innovation projects connects with my broader professional interests in education, arts and culture, libraries and information, charities, and working with children and young people. I am interested in exploring how technology is changing the way we live, and how we can change technology.


Magical Realism and Augmented Reality: Designing Apps with Children in a Cultural Institution

  1. Schofield T
  2. Trujillo Pisanty D
  3. Arrigoni G
  4. Reynolds K
  5. Pattinson R

2019Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '19)


Project review: Museum partnerships, virtual reality and The Catherine Storr Experience

  1. Pattinson RL

2017Museological Review

A partnership approach to children's literature collections

  1. Pattinson RL

2017Information Professional


Reinventing OCR for early printed books

  1. Smith RL
  2. Rachel Pattinson

2015CILIP Update


Libraries and word of mouth marketing

  1. Smith RL
  2. Rachel Pattinson

2011CILIP Update