I am a Senior Research Fellow for the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education at UWE Bristol. I work on projects that explore how creative organisations understand and communicate the impact of their activities, how and why universities are interested in collaborating with them, and what this means for both creative and academic work.
I am currently working on the Bristol and Bath Creative R&D Cluster (AHRC) programme, as well as desigining and supporting evaluation for a range of arts and creative development programmes such as Creative Producers International (Arts Council, led by Watershed), business support project Network for Creative Enterprise (Arts Council England/ERDF, led by Watershed), neighbourhood arts and community development project We Are Bristol (Paul Hamlyn Foundation), and working with Bristol Festivals on a project to better articulate the many ways cultural activities benefit the city.
I am part of the Creative Economy Unit at the Digital Cultures Research Centre and lead the 'Cultural Value Networks' module on UWE Bristol's Creative Producing MA. I was previously Research Fellow for REACT.
I am also an artist, drawing and writing comics and zines about everyday life, memories, landscapes and things that have happened to me.
I'm really happy to chat about any aspect of this work, so feel free to get in touch.