SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training


Kate Burton

PhD student, University College London

Project Title 

Touching the invisible: how do we design tactile models for outreach?

Background & Summary of Project

Kate Burton has a BA in anthropology from Idaho State University, an MA in museum studies from the University of Leicester, and has done work in 3D surface scanning at the Idaho Virtualization Lab in the USA and the Natural History Museum in London. She is under UCL’s Computer Sciences department and is being supervised by Dr Catherine Holloway (UCL), Dr Alex Ball (NHM), and Kenneth Png (Zeiss). Her PhD involves doing research on using 3D imaging and printing from microscopic images to provide tactile representations for visually impaired people.