Zillah Watson

Creative Leader, Immersive Content Expert
Zillah Watson, an expert on immersive storytelling, was Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC. She is executive producer of a number of critically acclaimed VR experiences for the BBC including The Turning Forest, We Wait, Damming the Nile, Make Noise, Nothing to be Written and Doctor Who: The Runaway.  Premiered at film festivals around the world, including Tribeca, Venice and SXSW, the BBC's VR received numerous awards including a Rose'D'Or, two Digital Broadcast Awards and an Emmy nomination. 
Zillah led the development of 360 VR for BBC News and is the author of VR for News: The New Reality, published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University in 2017. Formerly a TV and radio producer, she began making VR after moving to BBC Research & Development where she worked on research projects with Prof Mel Slater.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 836707. EIT Health is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union.