Catherine Cassidy

PhD candidate

University of St Andrews


Catherine Anne Cassidy is a PhD candidate in the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews and holds a MLitt (dist.) in Museum and Gallery Studies. She has led virtual museum design for EU-LAC-MUSEUMS, a Horizons 2020 project, and developed workflows for community-led digitisation efforts in Scotland, Europe and Latin America; creating virtual tours, 3D objects and virtual museums. She continues her work through the Northern Peripheries and Arctic Programme funded project CINE: Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment. Catherine Anne brings an interdisciplinary approach to the research group Open Virtual Worlds, which develops emergent technologies for cultural and natural heritage organisations. Her doctoral research includes developing approaches to 3D digitisation that allows the value of digital heritage to be recognised while strengthening connections between heritage, its community and the museum through emergent technologies and their democratisation.

Catherine has been working on the Strath of Kildonan and Skriðuklaustur case studies and the technological development of the CINE project.