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Emily Hopkins

Emily Hopkins - Creative PEC

Policy Advisor

Emily is a Policy Adviser at the Creative PEC, where she works with Bernard and Nik to translate the Centre’s research into policy-focused outputs. Prior to joining the PEC, she was a social researcher in the Arts, Heritage and Tourism team at DCMS. She was previously the research and policy manager at the National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange.

Emily holds an MA and PhD in cultural geography from Royal Holloway, University of London. For this, she qualitatively researched the role of independent artists during the build-up to the UK City of Culture 2021 programme, which was based in her home city of Coventry. Her wider interests include place-based policies/strategies, the socioeconomic impacts of creative activity and fostering inclusivity across the creative sectors.

Core Team

Hasan Bakhshi - Creative PEC
Hasan Bakhshi MBE


Nataliya Nikolova - Creative PEC
Nataliya Nikolova

UK Administration & Partnerships Manager (Creative UK)

Emily Hopkins - Creative PEC
Emily Hopkins

Policy Advisor

Rodrigo Cavalcante Michel - Creative PEC
Rodrigo Cavalcante Michel

Research Associate (policy)

Nik Gunn - Creative PEC
Nik Gunn

Policy Adviser

Anna Zabow - Creative PEC
Anna Zabow

Head of Communications (job-share)

Alejandro Ramirez Guerra - Creative PEC
Alejandro Ramirez-Guerra

Research Associate at Newcastle University Business School

Tom Cahill Jones
Tom Cahill-Jones

Research Network Manager

Simon Budgen

Head of Operations

Billy Beckett - Creative PEC
Billy Beckett

Communications Manager

Lilli Geissendorfer - Creative PEC
Lilli Geissendorfer

Deputy Director

Bernard Hay
Bernard Hay

Head of Policy

Duncan Todd
Duncan Todd

Finance and Administration Manager

Makena Guantai Day
Makena Guantai Day

Executive Assistant

Alice Kent
Alice Kent

Head of Communications (job-share)

Giorgio Fazio - Creative PEC
Giorgio Fazio

Research Director of Creative PEC and Chair of Macroeconomics at Newcastle University Business Schoo…


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