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Core Team

Core Team

Meet our Core Team who are based between Newcastle University and RSA House, London.

Iqra Choudhry

Policy Engagement Manager at the Creative PEC

Hasan Bakhshi - Creative PEC
Hasan Bakhshi MBE

Director

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

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 School

Consortium Partners

Consortium Partners

Meet our Research Consortium Partners. They are based at Sussex University, Sheffield University, Work Advance, as well as our own institution, Newcastle University. Each research team leads on one of four themes within our State of the Nations series.

Sawan Rathi - Creative PEC
Sawan Rathi

Research Fellow in the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex Business School

Mark Taylor - Creative PEC
Mark Taylor

Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods at Sheffield Methods Institute, University of Sheffield

Siobhan McAndrew
Siobhan McAndrew

Senior Lecturer in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Sheffield Methods Institute, University of Sheffield

Jonathan Jones
Jonathan Jones

Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University Business School

David O'Brien - Creative PEC
‚ÄčDave O‚ÄôBrien

Professor of Cultural and Creative Industries at The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at The University of Manchester

Sara Maioli - Creative PEC
‚ÄčSara Maioli

Senior Lecturer in Economics and Director of Post-Graduate Research at Newcastle University Business School

Heather Carey - Creative PEC
Heather Carey

Director of Work Advance

Jonathan Sapsed - Creative PEC
Jonathan Sapsed

Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Newcastle University Business School

Lesley Giles
Lesley Giles

Director of Work Advance

Josh Siepel - Creative PEC
Josh Siepel

Senior Lecturer in the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex Business School

Research Fellows Network

Research Fellows Network

Meet our Research Fellows Network. They are leading experts from diverse backgrounds, areas of specialism and parts of the globe. They facilitate knowledge exchange at Creative PEC through seminars, blogs and discussion papers and smaller thematic research networks.

Rupert Oliver Allen

Manager of Economic Analysis, Creative Industries Sector, Department of Canadian Heritage

Simona Iammarino

Visiting Professor at the Department of Geography & Environment of the LSE;

Marlen Komorowski

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Creative Economy, Cardiff University

David Throsby

Distinguished Professor of Economics at Macquarie University

Raquel Ortega-Argiles

Chair of Regional Economic Development at Alliance Manchester Business School

Hye-Kyung Lee

Professor of Cultural Policy at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London

Jian Lin

Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Pier Luigi Sacco

Professor of Biobehavioral Economics, Department of Neuroscience, University of Chieti-Pescara

Diana Marcell Rey Vasque - Creative PEC
Diana Marcela Rey V√°sque – Colombia-Canada

Cultural Statistics Expert at UNDP for Saudi Arabia, Associate Researcher at Lado B

Dwinita Larasati

Lecturer and Researcher at Industrial Design Program, FSRD ITB, Indonesia Tita is a product designer, lecturer/researcher at the Faculty of Art & Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Focal Po…

Roberta Comunian

Professor, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries King’s College London Roberta Comunian is Professor of Creative Economies at the Department for Culture, Media and Creative Indust‚Ķ

Anthony Fung

Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Anthony Fung is Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong…

Avril Joffe

UNESCO Chair, Cultural Entrepreneurship and Policy, and a Research Associate (and former Head of Department) for Cultural Policy and Management at the School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand A…

Anne Green

Professor of Regional Economic Development at the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI) at the University Anne Green previously worked at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development…

Heidi Ashton

Centre for Culture and Media Policy Studies at the University of Warwick Heidi is a culture and creative ecology scholar at the Centre for Culture and Media Policy Studies at the University of Warwick…

Cynthia Carter  

Dr, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University Dr Cynthia Carter is Reader in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University, UK. She has published widely on children…

Rowena Crawford

Manager, Frontier Economics Rowena is an experienced professional economist, passionate about using economics to provide high quality evidence and design effective public policies. She is currently a …

Jun Du

Professor of Economics at Aston Business School Jun Du is Professor of Economics at Aston Business School. She is an applied economist with expertise on internationalization, innovation and productivi…

Olivia Gable

Independent Researcher Dr Olivia Gable has a research background in creative industries, cultural policy, popular music, and insecure and precarious work. She currently leads research at Paul Hamlyn F…

Geoffrey Crossick

Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the School of Advanced Study at the University of London

Andy Pratt

UNESCO Chair of Global Creative Economy, and Professor of Cultural Economy, City, University of London. Andy previously established the first Department of Culture and the Creative Industries in the w…

Harman Sagger

Head Economist for Culture and Creative Industries (CCI), DCMS

Paul Owens

Co-Founder and Director of BOP Consulting Paul Is Co-Founder and Director of BOP Consulting, an international consultancy practice for culture and the creative economy. Paul has over thirty years&#821…

Trilce Navarrete

Assistant Professor, the Erasmus University, Rotterdam Dr. Trilce Navarrete is a specialist in the economic and historical aspects of digital heritage, with special interest in digital cultural partic…

Karol J. Borowiecki

Professor of Economics Department of Economics, University of Southern Denmark Professor Karol J. Borowiecki is internationally recognized as a leading authority on the economic history of the arts. H…

Paul Moore

Professor/Director Future Screens NI, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Ulster University Paul Moore joined the University of Ulster in 1999. He was head of the School of Creative Arts …

Stuart Cunningham       

Professor, Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology Stuart Cunningham is Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Professor, University of Canbe…

Douglas Noonan

Paul H. O'Neill Professor IU Center for Cultural Affairs, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University – Indianapolis

Elisabetta Lazzaro

Professor, Business School for the Creative Industries, University for the Creative Arts

Patrycja Kaszynska

Senior Research Fellow, University of the Arts London Dr Kaszynska is Senior Research Fellow at University of the Arts London & Research Affiliate at Northeastern University London. She has a trac…

Graeme Evans

Professor Emeritus, Research University of the Arts London

Mark Spilsbury

Research economist Mark has been working on a variety of projects relating to the creative industries, including defining the Creative Industries on behalf of the DCMS, Creative Skillset, Creative and…

Ricky Lawton

Director of Economic Valuation, Public Affairs Evaluation, Ipsos Dr. Ricky Lawton is a Cultural Economist and Director of Economic Evaluation at Ipsos. Ricky specialises in economic valuation of intan…

Terry Flew

Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney Terry Flew is Professor of Digital Communication and Culture and Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellow at the Unive…

Jen Snowball

Professor of Economics Department of Economics and Economic History Rhodes University, South Africa In addition to her role at Rhodes, Jen is a researcher at the South African Cultural Observatory (SA…

Jason Potts

Professor, Blockchain Innovation Hub, RMIT University Jason Potts’ work is broadly centred on the study of the creation and use of new knowledge (i.e. technological change) and its institutional‚Ķ

Tom Fleming

Director, TFCC Dr Tom Fleming is a global authority on cultural policy and the creative industries. His work focuses on advising governments, municipalities and institutions across the world to develo…

Valentina Montalto

Associate researcher, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Researcher and consultant in policy and data analysis for the cultural and creative sectors (CCS), holding a PhD in geography from the Uni…

Joanna Woronkowicz

Associate Professor, Faculty Director, Center for Cultural Affairs, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Cultural economist who conducts research on artist labo‚Ķ

Michael Rushton

Professor, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Michael Rushton has a PhD in Economics from the University of British Columbia, and teaches and writes in the fi‚Ķ

Leandro Valiati

Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries School of Arts Languages and Cultures РAHCP/Institute of Cultural Practices University of Manchester Researcher, lecturer and …

Tom Campbell

Consultant and BOP Associate Tom Campbell is a consultant and BOP Associate. Until recently he was Head of Creative Industries at the Knowledge Transfer Network, the business engagement agency of Inno…

Trine Bille

Full Professor, PhD Department of Business Humanities and Law, Copenhagen Business School Trine received her PhD degree from the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1996. She is an econ…

Kristofer Erickson

Professor of Social Data Science and Deputy Director for CREATE 

Patrizia Casadei
Patrizia Casadei

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Geography and Environment of the London School of Economics (LSE)

Salvatore Di Novo

Lecturer in Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King's College London

Hyojung Sun

Lecturer in the Business of the Creative and Cultural Industries, School of Arts and Creative Technologies at the University of York

Frank Lyons
Frank Lyons

Dean of Research and Impact in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Ulster University

professor Martin Kretschmer speaking at conference
Martin Kretschmer

Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Glasgow, and Director of CREATe

Stuart Allan
Stuart Allan

Professor and Head of the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University

Bruce Tether - Creative PEC
Bruce Tether

Professor of Innovation Management and Strategy at the Alliance Manchester Business School

Monica Masucci - Creative PEC
Monica Masucci

Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategy and Marketing at the University of Sussex

Roberto Camerani - Creative PEC
‚ÄčRoberto Camerani

Senior Lecturer in the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex Business School

Bartolomeo Meletti - Creative PEC
Bartolomeo Meletti

Creative Director for CREATe at the University of Glasgow

Jenny Kidd

Senior Lecturer in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University

‚ÄčNeil Lee

Professor in Economic Geography at London School of Economics

Abi Gilmore - Creative PEC
Abigail Gilmore

UKRI Policy Fellow on Cultural Placemaking and Levelling Up with Department for Culture Media and Sport

Max Nathan

Associate Professor, Applied Urban Sciences, UCL

Gillian Doyle

Professor of Media Economics at the University of Glasgow and Director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research

Candace Jones - Creative PEC
Candace Jones

Chair of Global Creative Enterprise at the University of Edinburgh Business School

‚ÄčPhilip Schlesinger

Professor at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research and CREATe, Centre for Regulation of the Creative Economy (University of Glasgow)

Industry Champions

Industry Champions

Meet our Industry Champions. They are a UK-wide network of practitioners, drawn from all parts of the creative industries to provide Creative PEC with on-the-ground insight to inform our research and policy work.

Nia Williams - Creative PEC
Nia Williams

Director of Learning and Engagement at National Museum Wales

Claire Whitaker - Creative PEC
Claire Whitaker

Bid Director, Southampton City of Culture 2025

Sharon Watson - Creative PEC
Sharon Watson

CEO and Principal of Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Annie Warburton - Creative PEC
Annie Warburton

Chief Executive at Cockpit Arts

Maria Tanjala - Creative PEC
Maria Tanjala

Co-founder of Big Couch and FilmChain

Tolu Stedford - Creative PEC
Tolu Stedford

Development Producer at the Independent Film Trust and CEO of Creative Lions Productions

Amy Smith - Creative PEC
Amy Smith

Head of Talent at Framestore

Jaswinder Singh - Creative PEC
Jaswinder Singh

Director of Asian Arts Agency

Will Saunders - Creative PEC
Will Saunders

Consultant and Executive Producer

Lara Ratnaraja - Creative PEC
Lara Ratnaraja

Cultural Consultant

Laura Pye - Creative PEC
Laura Pye

Director at National Museums Liverpool

Dave Moutrey - Creative PEC
Dave Moutrey

Director and CEO at HOME

Jo Morrison - Creative PEC
Jo Morrison

Director of Digital Innovation at Calvium

Amanda Maxwell - Creative PEC
Amanda Maxwell

Community Manager and board member of shesaid.so

Vikas Kumar - Creative PEC
Vikas Kumar

Founder and Director of GemArts

Jennifer Johnston - Creative PEC
Jennifer Johnston

Head of Learning at Into Film

Tom Adeyoola
Tom Adeyoola

Entrepreneur

Sade Banks
Sade Banks

Founder and CEO of Sour Lemons

Mandy Barker
Mandy Barker

Founder of Sail Creative

Lucy Bayliss
Lucy Bayliss

Head of Creative Programmes at DanceEast

Charlotte Beevor
Charlotte Beevor

Entrepreneurial Designer and Stylist

Stephen Bennett
Stephen Bennett

Joint Head of Policy Lab and Visual artist

Tom Chalmers
Tom Chalmers

Founder and Managing Director at Legend Times Group

Sarah Ellis
Sarah Ellis

Director of Digital Development at Royal Shakespeare Company

Global Creative Economy Council

Global Creative Economy Council

The Global Creative Economy Council (GCEC) grew out of the PEC International Council that was working in the first stage of Creative PEC, from 2018-2023. Learn more about the work of the International Council.

The GCEC brings together academics, practitioners, policy professionals and investors from five continents to identify and discuss emerging trends of global significance in creative economy practice and policy. In particular, it aims to provide inclusive perspectives on global policy issues that span both Global South and Global North, and consider ideas for transnational policies and standards. Supported by PEC Creative and the British Council, it contributes to the work of both organisations by providing targeted insights and related research.

Daniar Amanaliev - Creative PEC
Daniar Amanaliev – Kyrgyzstan

Co-founder and Band Master of ololo group, Chair of Kyrgyzstan’s Creative Industries Park Board

Laura Callanan - Creative PEC
Laura Callanan – United States

Founding Partner of Upstart Co-Lab

Edna Dos Santos - Creative PEC
Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg – Switzerland and Brazil

Vice-President, International Federation on Multimedia Associations

Avril Joffe – South Africa

Post Graduate Coordinator of the Cultural Policy & Management Department at the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand

Marcel Kraus - Creative PEC
Marcel Kraus – Czech Republic

Head of the Hyb4City department at Charles University's Hybernsk√° Campus, Prague

Jairaj Mashru - Creative PEC
Jairaj Mashru – India

Advisor – Design, Innovation and Creative Entrepreneurship

Omar Nagati - Creative PEC
Omar Nagati – Egypt

Architect, Urban Planner and Co-founder of CLUSTER

Diana Marcell Rey Vasque - Creative PEC
Diana Marcela Rey V√°sque – Colombia-Canada

Cultural Statistics Expert at UNDP for Saudi Arabia, Associate Researcher at Lado B

Leandro Valiati - Creative PEC
Leandro Valiati – Brazil and South America

Senior Lecturer and Programme Director in Creative and Cultural Industries Programmes, University of Mancheste

Andrea Dempster Chung - Creative PEC
Andrea Dempster Chung – Jamaica

Andrea Dempster Chung is the co-founder and executive director of Kingston Creative, an NGO that uses arts to achieve social and economic transformation.

Dwinita Larasati – West Java, Indonesia

Lecturer and Researcher at Industrial Design Program, FSRD ITB, Indonesia Tita is a product designer, lecturer/researcher at the Faculty of Art & Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Focal Po…

John Newbigin - Creative PEC
John Newbigin – UK

Chair, Creative PEC’s Global Creative Economy Council John is the Mayor of London‚Äôs Ambassador for the Creative Industries and is Chair of Creative PEC’s Global Creative Economy Council Gl‚Ķ

Pearl Wang Haoqing – China

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Global Cooperation and Education Development, USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry

Research Alumni

Research Alumni

Our Research Alumni made up our research consortium during Creative PEC’s first phase from 2018-2023.

Alejandro Ramirez Guerra - Creative PEC
Alejandro Ramirez-Guerra

Research Associate at Newcastle University Business School

Xiaoren Wang
Xiaoren Wang

Postdoc research associate at CREATe

Claudia Burger
Claudia Burger

Policy Insights Manager

Tom Chivers - Creative PEC
Tom Chivers

Research Associate

James Davies
James Davies

Research Fellow, City-REDI, University of Birmingham

female silouette
Ania Ostrowska

Research Officer (Screen), Creative Scotland

Matt Lyons
Matt Lyons

Research Fellow at City REDI, University of Birmingham

Victoria Barker
Victoria Barker

Research Associate in Creative Economy, University of Manchester

Raphael Leung
Raphael Leung

Data Science Fellow at Nesta

Oliver Cox
Oliver Cox

Heritage Engagement Fellow at the University of Oxford

Richard Sambrook
Richard Sambrook

Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University

Jorge Velez-Ospina
Jorge Velez-Ospina

Research Fellow in Innovation and Creative Industries

Ula Furgal
Ula Furgal

Research Associate at CREATe, University of Glasgow

Wessel Vermeulen
Wessel Vermeulen

Lecturer in Macroeconomics at Newcastle University Business School

Olivia Gable
Olivia Gable

Policy Analyst at the Work Foundation

Martha Bloom - Creative PEC
‚ÄčMartha Bloom

Researcher at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex

Rebecca Florisson - Creative PEC
‚ÄčRebecca Florisson

Policy Analyst at the Work Foundation

Melanie Wilkes - Creative PEC
‚ÄčMelanie Wilkes

Policy Advisor at the Work Foundation

Tasos Kitsos - Creative PEC
Tasos Kitsos

Research Fellow at City REDI at the University of Birmingham

Diana Gutierrez Posada - Creative PEC
Diana Gutierrez Posada

Research Fellow at City REDI at the University of Birmingham

Eva Nieto McAvoy - Creative PEC
Eva Nieto McAvoy

Research Associate at the School for Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University

John Davies - Creative PEC
John Davies

Principal Data Scientist at Nesta

Cath Sleeman - Creative PEC
‚ÄčCath Sleeman

Quantitative Research Fellow, Creative Economy & Data Analytics at Nesta

Juan Mateos-Garcia - Creative PEC
Juan Mateos-Garcia

Director of Innovation Mapping at Nesta

Caitriona Noonan - Creative PEC
Caitriona Noonan

Lecturer in Media and Communication in the School for Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University

Rebecca Riley - Creative PEC
Rebecca Riley

Business Development Director of City REDI at the University of Birmingham

Paul Moore - Creative PEC
Paul Moore

Director of Future Screens NI (a part of AHRC's Creative Industries Clusters Programme) and a Co-Director of Ulster University's Creative Industries Institute

Anne Green - Creative PEC
Anne Green

Professor of Regional Economic Development at City REDI at the University of Birmingham

Raquel Ortega Argile - Creative PEC
Raquel Ortega-Argile

Chair of Regional Economic Development at City REDI at the University of Birmingham


Core Team

Iqra Choudhry

Policy Engagement Manager at the Creative PEC

Hasan Bakhshi - Creative PEC
Hasan Bakhshi MBE

Director

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

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 School


Research Fellows Network

Rupert Oliver Allen

Manager of Economic Analysis, Creative Industries Sector, Department of Canadian Heritage

Simona Iammarino

Visiting Professor at the Department of Geography & Environment of the LSE;

Marlen Komorowski

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the Creative Economy, Cardiff University

David Throsby

Distinguished Professor of Economics at Macquarie University

Raquel Ortega-Argiles

Chair of Regional Economic Development at Alliance Manchester Business School

Hye-Kyung Lee

Professor of Cultural Policy at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London

Jian Lin

Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Pier Luigi Sacco

Professor of Biobehavioral Economics, Department of Neuroscience, University of Chieti-Pescara

Diana Marcell Rey Vasque - Creative PEC
Diana Marcela Rey V√°sque – Colombia-Canada

Cultural Statistics Expert at UNDP for Saudi Arabia, Associate Researcher at Lado B

Dwinita Larasati

Lecturer and Researcher at Industrial Design Program, FSRD ITB, Indonesia Tita is a product designer, lecturer/researcher at the Faculty of Art & Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Focal Po…

Roberta Comunian

Professor, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries King’s College London Roberta Comunian is Professor of Creative Economies at the Department for Culture, Media and Creative Indust‚Ķ

Anthony Fung

Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Anthony Fung is Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong…

Avril Joffe

UNESCO Chair, Cultural Entrepreneurship and Policy, and a Research Associate (and former Head of Department) for Cultural Policy and Management at the School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand A…

Anne Green

Professor of Regional Economic Development at the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI) at the University Anne Green previously worked at the Centre for Urban and Regional Development…

Heidi Ashton

Centre for Culture and Media Policy Studies at the University of Warwick Heidi is a culture and creative ecology scholar at the Centre for Culture and Media Policy Studies at the University of Warwick…

Cynthia Carter  

Dr, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University Dr Cynthia Carter is Reader in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University, UK. She has published widely on children…

Rowena Crawford

Manager, Frontier Economics Rowena is an experienced professional economist, passionate about using economics to provide high quality evidence and design effective public policies. She is currently a …

Jun Du

Professor of Economics at Aston Business School Jun Du is Professor of Economics at Aston Business School. She is an applied economist with expertise on internationalization, innovation and productivi…

Olivia Gable

Independent Researcher Dr Olivia Gable has a research background in creative industries, cultural policy, popular music, and insecure and precarious work. She currently leads research at Paul Hamlyn F…

Geoffrey Crossick

Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the School of Advanced Study at the University of London

Andy Pratt

UNESCO Chair of Global Creative Economy, and Professor of Cultural Economy, City, University of London. Andy previously established the first Department of Culture and the Creative Industries in the w…

Harman Sagger

Head Economist for Culture and Creative Industries (CCI), DCMS

Paul Owens

Co-Founder and Director of BOP Consulting Paul Is Co-Founder and Director of BOP Consulting, an international consultancy practice for culture and the creative economy. Paul has over thirty years&#821…

Trilce Navarrete

Assistant Professor, the Erasmus University, Rotterdam Dr. Trilce Navarrete is a specialist in the economic and historical aspects of digital heritage, with special interest in digital cultural partic…

Karol J. Borowiecki

Professor of Economics Department of Economics, University of Southern Denmark Professor Karol J. Borowiecki is internationally recognized as a leading authority on the economic history of the arts. H…

Paul Moore

Professor/Director Future Screens NI, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Ulster University Paul Moore joined the University of Ulster in 1999. He was head of the School of Creative Arts …

Stuart Cunningham       

Professor, Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology Stuart Cunningham is Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Professor, University of Canbe…

Douglas Noonan

Paul H. O'Neill Professor IU Center for Cultural Affairs, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University – Indianapolis

Elisabetta Lazzaro

Professor, Business School for the Creative Industries, University for the Creative Arts

Patrycja Kaszynska

Senior Research Fellow, University of the Arts London Dr Kaszynska is Senior Research Fellow at University of the Arts London & Research Affiliate at Northeastern University London. She has a trac…

Graeme Evans

Professor Emeritus, Research University of the Arts London

Mark Spilsbury

Research economist Mark has been working on a variety of projects relating to the creative industries, including defining the Creative Industries on behalf of the DCMS, Creative Skillset, Creative and…

Ricky Lawton

Director of Economic Valuation, Public Affairs Evaluation, Ipsos Dr. Ricky Lawton is a Cultural Economist and Director of Economic Evaluation at Ipsos. Ricky specialises in economic valuation of intan…

Terry Flew

Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney Terry Flew is Professor of Digital Communication and Culture and Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellow at the Unive…

Jen Snowball

Professor of Economics Department of Economics and Economic History Rhodes University, South Africa In addition to her role at Rhodes, Jen is a researcher at the South African Cultural Observatory (SA…

Jason Potts

Professor, Blockchain Innovation Hub, RMIT University Jason Potts’ work is broadly centred on the study of the creation and use of new knowledge (i.e. technological change) and its institutional‚Ķ

Tom Fleming

Director, TFCC Dr Tom Fleming is a global authority on cultural policy and the creative industries. His work focuses on advising governments, municipalities and institutions across the world to develo…

Valentina Montalto

Associate researcher, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Researcher and consultant in policy and data analysis for the cultural and creative sectors (CCS), holding a PhD in geography from the Uni…

Joanna Woronkowicz

Associate Professor, Faculty Director, Center for Cultural Affairs, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Cultural economist who conducts research on artist labo‚Ķ

Michael Rushton

Professor, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University Michael Rushton has a PhD in Economics from the University of British Columbia, and teaches and writes in the fi‚Ķ

Leandro Valiati

Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries School of Arts Languages and Cultures РAHCP/Institute of Cultural Practices University of Manchester Researcher, lecturer and …

Tom Campbell

Consultant and BOP Associate Tom Campbell is a consultant and BOP Associate. Until recently he was Head of Creative Industries at the Knowledge Transfer Network, the business engagement agency of Inno…

Trine Bille

Full Professor, PhD Department of Business Humanities and Law, Copenhagen Business School Trine received her PhD degree from the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1996. She is an econ…

Kristofer Erickson

Professor of Social Data Science and Deputy Director for CREATE 

Patrizia Casadei
Patrizia Casadei

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Geography and Environment of the London School of Economics (LSE)

Salvatore Di Novo

Lecturer in Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King's College London

Hyojung Sun

Lecturer in the Business of the Creative and Cultural Industries, School of Arts and Creative Technologies at the University of York

Frank Lyons
Frank Lyons

Dean of Research and Impact in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Ulster University

professor Martin Kretschmer speaking at conference
Martin Kretschmer

Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Glasgow, and Director of CREATe

Stuart Allan
Stuart Allan

Professor and Head of the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University

Bruce Tether - Creative PEC
Bruce Tether

Professor of Innovation Management and Strategy at the Alliance Manchester Business School

Monica Masucci - Creative PEC
Monica Masucci

Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategy and Marketing at the University of Sussex

Roberto Camerani - Creative PEC
‚ÄčRoberto Camerani

Senior Lecturer in the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex Business School

Bartolomeo Meletti - Creative PEC
Bartolomeo Meletti

Creative Director for CREATe at the University of Glasgow

Jenny Kidd

Senior Lecturer in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University

‚ÄčNeil Lee

Professor in Economic Geography at London School of Economics

Abi Gilmore - Creative PEC
Abigail Gilmore

UKRI Policy Fellow on Cultural Placemaking and Levelling Up with Department for Culture Media and Sport

Max Nathan

Associate Professor, Applied Urban Sciences, UCL

Gillian Doyle

Professor of Media Economics at the University of Glasgow and Director of the Centre for Cultural Policy Research

Candace Jones - Creative PEC
Candace Jones

Chair of Global Creative Enterprise at the University of Edinburgh Business School

‚ÄčPhilip Schlesinger

Professor at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research and CREATe, Centre for Regulation of the Creative Economy (University of Glasgow)


Industry Champions

Nia Williams - Creative PEC
Nia Williams

Director of Learning and Engagement at National Museum Wales

Claire Whitaker - Creative PEC
Claire Whitaker

Bid Director, Southampton City of Culture 2025

Sharon Watson - Creative PEC
Sharon Watson

CEO and Principal of Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Annie Warburton - Creative PEC
Annie Warburton

Chief Executive at Cockpit Arts

Maria Tanjala - Creative PEC
Maria Tanjala

Co-founder of Big Couch and FilmChain

Tolu Stedford - Creative PEC
Tolu Stedford

Development Producer at the Independent Film Trust and CEO of Creative Lions Productions

Amy Smith - Creative PEC
Amy Smith

Head of Talent at Framestore

Jaswinder Singh - Creative PEC
Jaswinder Singh

Director of Asian Arts Agency

Will Saunders - Creative PEC
Will Saunders

Consultant and Executive Producer

Lara Ratnaraja - Creative PEC
Lara Ratnaraja

Cultural Consultant

Laura Pye - Creative PEC
Laura Pye

Director at National Museums Liverpool

Dave Moutrey - Creative PEC
Dave Moutrey

Director and CEO at HOME

Jo Morrison - Creative PEC
Jo Morrison

Director of Digital Innovation at Calvium

Amanda Maxwell - Creative PEC
Amanda Maxwell

Community Manager and board member of shesaid.so

Vikas Kumar - Creative PEC
Vikas Kumar

Founder and Director of GemArts

Jennifer Johnston - Creative PEC
Jennifer Johnston

Head of Learning at Into Film

Tom Adeyoola
Tom Adeyoola

Entrepreneur

Sade Banks
Sade Banks

Founder and CEO of Sour Lemons

Mandy Barker
Mandy Barker

Founder of Sail Creative

Lucy Bayliss
Lucy Bayliss

Head of Creative Programmes at DanceEast

Charlotte Beevor
Charlotte Beevor

Entrepreneurial Designer and Stylist

Stephen Bennett
Stephen Bennett

Joint Head of Policy Lab and Visual artist

Tom Chalmers
Tom Chalmers

Founder and Managing Director at Legend Times Group

Sarah Ellis
Sarah Ellis

Director of Digital Development at Royal Shakespeare Company


Global Creative Economy Council

Daniar Amanaliev - Creative PEC
Daniar Amanaliev – Kyrgyzstan

Co-founder and Band Master of ololo group, Chair of Kyrgyzstan’s Creative Industries Park Board

Laura Callanan - Creative PEC
Laura Callanan – United States

Founding Partner of Upstart Co-Lab

Edna Dos Santos - Creative PEC
Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg – Switzerland and Brazil

Vice-President, International Federation on Multimedia Associations

Avril Joffe – South Africa

Post Graduate Coordinator of the Cultural Policy & Management Department at the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand

Marcel Kraus - Creative PEC
Marcel Kraus – Czech Republic

Head of the Hyb4City department at Charles University's Hybernsk√° Campus, Prague

Jairaj Mashru - Creative PEC
Jairaj Mashru – India

Advisor – Design, Innovation and Creative Entrepreneurship

Omar Nagati - Creative PEC
Omar Nagati – Egypt

Architect, Urban Planner and Co-founder of CLUSTER

Diana Marcell Rey Vasque - Creative PEC
Diana Marcela Rey V√°sque – Colombia-Canada

Cultural Statistics Expert at UNDP for Saudi Arabia, Associate Researcher at Lado B

Leandro Valiati - Creative PEC
Leandro Valiati – Brazil and South America

Senior Lecturer and Programme Director in Creative and Cultural Industries Programmes, University of Mancheste

Andrea Dempster Chung - Creative PEC
Andrea Dempster Chung – Jamaica

Andrea Dempster Chung is the co-founder and executive director of Kingston Creative, an NGO that uses arts to achieve social and economic transformation.

Dwinita Larasati – West Java, Indonesia

Lecturer and Researcher at Industrial Design Program, FSRD ITB, Indonesia Tita is a product designer, lecturer/researcher at the Faculty of Art & Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Focal Po…

John Newbigin - Creative PEC
John Newbigin – UK

Chair, Creative PEC’s Global Creative Economy Council John is the Mayor of London‚Äôs Ambassador for the Creative Industries and is Chair of Creative PEC’s Global Creative Economy Council Gl‚Ķ

Pearl Wang Haoqing – China

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Global Cooperation and Education Development, USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry


Research Alumni

Alejandro Ramirez Guerra - Creative PEC
Alejandro Ramirez-Guerra

Research Associate at Newcastle University Business School

Xiaoren Wang
Xiaoren Wang

Postdoc research associate at CREATe

Claudia Burger
Claudia Burger

Policy Insights Manager

Tom Chivers - Creative PEC
Tom Chivers

Research Associate

James Davies
James Davies

Research Fellow, City-REDI, University of Birmingham

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Ania Ostrowska

Research Officer (Screen), Creative Scotland

Matt Lyons
Matt Lyons

Research Fellow at City REDI, University of Birmingham

Victoria Barker
Victoria Barker

Research Associate in Creative Economy, University of Manchester

Raphael Leung
Raphael Leung

Data Science Fellow at Nesta

Oliver Cox
Oliver Cox

Heritage Engagement Fellow at the University of Oxford

Richard Sambrook
Richard Sambrook

Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University

Jorge Velez-Ospina
Jorge Velez-Ospina

Research Fellow in Innovation and Creative Industries

Ula Furgal
Ula Furgal

Research Associate at CREATe, University of Glasgow

Wessel Vermeulen
Wessel Vermeulen

Lecturer in Macroeconomics at Newcastle University Business School

Olivia Gable
Olivia Gable

Policy Analyst at the Work Foundation

Martha Bloom - Creative PEC
‚ÄčMartha Bloom

Researcher at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex

Rebecca Florisson - Creative PEC
‚ÄčRebecca Florisson

Policy Analyst at the Work Foundation

Melanie Wilkes - Creative PEC
‚ÄčMelanie Wilkes

Policy Advisor at the Work Foundation

Tasos Kitsos - Creative PEC
Tasos Kitsos

Research Fellow at City REDI at the University of Birmingham

Diana Gutierrez Posada - Creative PEC
Diana Gutierrez Posada

Research Fellow at City REDI at the University of Birmingham

Eva Nieto McAvoy - Creative PEC
Eva Nieto McAvoy

Research Associate at the School for Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University

John Davies - Creative PEC
John Davies

Principal Data Scientist at Nesta

Cath Sleeman - Creative PEC
‚ÄčCath Sleeman

Quantitative Research Fellow, Creative Economy & Data Analytics at Nesta

Juan Mateos-Garcia - Creative PEC
Juan Mateos-Garcia

Director of Innovation Mapping at Nesta

Caitriona Noonan - Creative PEC
Caitriona Noonan

Lecturer in Media and Communication in the School for Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University

Rebecca Riley - Creative PEC
Rebecca Riley

Business Development Director of City REDI at the University of Birmingham

Paul Moore - Creative PEC
Paul Moore

Director of Future Screens NI (a part of AHRC's Creative Industries Clusters Programme) and a Co-Director of Ulster University's Creative Industries Institute

Anne Green - Creative PEC
Anne Green

Professor of Regional Economic Development at City REDI at the University of Birmingham

Raquel Ortega Argile - Creative PEC
Raquel Ortega-Argile

Chair of Regional Economic Development at City REDI at the University of Birmingham

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