Dr Ruth Farrar is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Media and Enterprise and Director of Artswork Media at Bath Spa University, UK. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BA Film Studies & English Literature) and University of Bristol (MA Film & Television Production), Dr Ruth Farrar is an active filmmaker, sound artist and researcher. She recently completed an AHRC-funded PhD by practice at the University of Exeter on the theoretical, creative and technological applications of binaural technology usage. Her binaural research has resulted in interactive sound art exhibitions, commissions such as apps like “Dear Carnegie Hall” for Carnegie Hall, New York, and award-winning sound design screened at film festivals in Dublin, Cannes and New York. Her current public engagement research has led to the creation of the world's first film festival for women in extreme sports and adventure: Shextreme Film Festival.