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Tom Cahill-Jones

Tom Cahill Jones

Research Network Manager

Tom is the Research Network Manager for Creative PEC, always ready to have a conversation about creativity and innovation. He’s interested in building relationships that help sustain the Creative Industries and supporting the generation of knowledge that reflects the state of the sector. His remit includes devising Creative PEC’s partnerships strategy, overseeing the network of industry champions and contributing to research commissioning processes.

Prior to joining Nesta, Tom worked for Birmingham City University where he was responsible for developing STEAMhouse, BCUs centre for collaborative innovation. Whilst there he designed innovation support services and built a number of international consortia, notably focused on cross innovation, makerspaces, and STEAM (the intersection of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths). This work resulted in policy changes in local authorities across Europe and new methods for sharing ideas across different brain spaces. He also had a stint in concert programming at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

When not at work, Tom is known to play average piano and runs a studio for nine artists.

Core Team

Giorgio Fazio - Creative PEC
Giorgio Fazio

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

Alice Kent
Alice Kent

Head of Communications (job-share)

Makena Guantai Day
Makena Guantai Day

Executive Assistant

Duncan Todd
Duncan Todd

Finance and Administration Manager

Bernard Hay
Bernard Hay

Head of Policy

Lilli Geissendorfer - Creative PEC
Lilli Geissendorfer

Deputy Director

Billy Beckett - Creative PEC
Billy Beckett

Communications Manager

Simon Budgen

Head of Operations

Tom Cahill Jones
Tom Cahill-Jones

Research Network Manager

Alejandro Ramirez Guerra - Creative PEC
Alejandro Ramirez-Guerra

Research Associate at Newcastle University Business School

Anna Zabow - Creative PEC
Anna Zabow

Head of Communications (job-share)

Nik Gunn - Creative PEC
Nik Gunn

Policy Adviser

Rodrigo Cavalcante Michel - Creative PEC
Rodrigo Cavalcante Michel

Research Associate (policy)

Emily Hopkins - Creative PEC
Emily Hopkins

Policy Advisor

Nataliya Nikolova - Creative PEC
Nataliya Nikolova

UK Administration & Partnerships Manager (Creative UK)

Hasan Bakhshi - Creative PEC
Hasan Bakhshi MBE



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