People

Meet the core team, the researchers from our consortium of universities, and our Management Board, Advisory Board, Industry Champions, and International Council.

Core team Researchers Management Board Advisory Board Industry Champions International Council

Meet the PEC's Industry Champions: a UK-wide network of trusted practitioners, drawn from all parts of the creative industries. The group provide the PEC with guidance on industry’s most pressing challenges, expert insight to inform our research, and critical feedback on our policy recommendations. To find out more, learn about the individuals below and read the announcement blog.

Meet the PEC's International Council: a network of leading policy and creative economy practitioners from across the world, convened by The British Council. The group will share international creative economy policy intelligence and research opportunities, and will act as critical friends in reviewing and providing an international perspective on the PEC’s activities. To find out more, learn about the individuals below and read the announcement blog.

Professor Bruce Tether

Research Director of the PEC and Professor of Innovation Management and Strategy at the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester

Professor Bruce Tether is Professor of Innovation Management and Strategy at the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) w...

Dr Josh Siepel

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

Josh Siepel is Senior Lecturer at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School. He is ...

Lesley Giles

Director of Lesley Giles Associates and a Work Foundation Associate

Lesley Giles is Director of Lesley Giles Associates, where she undertakes analysis and evaluation, and provides policy advice...

Professor Martin Kretschmer

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

Professor Martin Kretschmer (LLM LSE, PhD UCL) is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Glasgow, and Di...

Professor Stuart Allan

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

Professor Stuart Allan is Professor and Head of the School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) at Cardiff University. He...

Professor Giorgio Fazio

Chair of Macroeconomics at Newcastle University Business School

Professor Giorgio Fazio is an applied economist with expertise in open macroeconomics, trade and investment. He has published...

Professor Jonathan Sapsed

Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Newcastle University Business School

Professor Jonathan Sapsed is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Newcastle University Business School. He was Pri...

​Professor Philip Schlesinger

Professor in Cultural Policy at the University of Glasgow and Deputy Director of CREATe

Professor Philip Schlesinger is Professor in Cultural Policy at the University of Glasgow and Visiting Professor in Media and...

Professor Frank Lyons

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

Professor Frank Lyons is Dean of Research and Impact in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Ulster University. He has dev...

Professor Candace Jones

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

Professor Candace Jones is the Chair of Global Creative Enterprise at the University of Edinburgh Business School. She receiv...

Richard Sambrook

Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University

Richard Sambrook is Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University. He began his car...

Professor Raquel Ortega-Argile

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

Professor Raquel Ortega-Argile holds the Chair of Regional Economic Development at City REDI Institute at the University of B...

Professor Anne Green

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

Professor Anne Green is Professor of Regional Economic Development at City-REDI (Regional Economic Development Institute) at ...

Professor Gillian Doyle

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

Professor Gillian Doyle is Professor of Media Economics at the University of Glasgow and Director of the Centre for Cultural ...

Professor 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

Professor Paul Moore joined the University of Ulster in 1999 and has since been active in the development of the creative art...

Dr Max Nathan

Senior Birmingham Fellow in Regional Economic Development at Birmingham Business School

Dr Max Nathan is Senior Birmingham Fellow in Regional Economic Development at Birmingham Business School, and is a Deputy Dir...

​Dr Abigail Gilmore

Senior Lecturer in Arts Management and Cultural Policy and Head of the Institute for Cultural Practices, University of Manchester

Dr. Abigail Gilmore is Senior Lecturer in Arts Management and Cultural Policy and Head of the Institute for Cultural Practice...

Rebecca Riley

Business Development Director of City REDI at the University of Birmingham

Rebecca Riley is the Business Development Director of City-REDI and leads on all consultancy services and operational deliver...

Heather Carey

Deputy Director at the Work Foundation

Heather Carey is a Research and Policy Professional with over 15 years’ experience in the education and skills arena where sh...

​Dr Sara Maioli

Lecturer in Economics and Director of Postgraduate Studies at Newcastle University Business School

Dr Sara Maioli is an applied economist with expertise in firm-level data. Her research interests relate to applying micro-eco...

​Dr Neil Lee

Associate Professor in Economic Geography at the LSE

Dr Neil Lee is an Associate Professor in Economic Geography at the LSE, where he is Director of the MSc in Local Economic Dev...

Dr Caitriona Noonan

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

Dr Caitriona Noonan is lecturer in Media and Communication in the School for Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff Univers...

Dr Jenny Kidd

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

Dr Jenny Kidd is Senior Lecturer in the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University. Jenny researches in th...

​Dr Dave O’Brien

Chancellor's Fellow in Cultural and Creative Industries, based in the School of History of Art at the University of Edinburgh

Dr Dave O’Brien is Chancellor's Fellow in Cultural and Creative Industries, based in the School of History of Art at the Univ...

Juan Mateos-Garcia

Director of Innovation Mapping at Nesta

Juan Mateos-Garcia is Director of Innovation Mapping at Nesta, where he leads a team using novel data sources and analytical ...

​Dr Roberto Camerani

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

Dr Roberto Camerani is Research Fellow at SPRU, University of Sussex. He holds a PhD in Science and Technology Policy Studies...

Bartolomeo Meletti

Creative Director for CREATe at the University of Glasgow

Bartolomeo Meletti works as Creative Director for CREATe, the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre (University of Glasgow...

​Dr Monica Masucci

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

Dr Monica Masucci is a Lecturer in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Strategy and Marketing at the Universit...

Dr Wessel Vermeulen

Lecturer in Macroeconomics at Newcastle University Business School

Dr Wessel Vermeulen is a Lecturer in Economics at Newcastle University Business School. He is an applied economist working on...

John Davies

Economic Research Fellow, Creative Economy & Data Analytics at Nesta

John Davies is an economic research fellow on the creative and digital economy at Nesta. He works on the interface of economi...

​Dr Cath Sleeman

Quantitative Research Fellow, Creative Economy & Data Analytics at Nesta

Dr Cath Sleeman is the Quantitative Research Fellow at Nesta. Her work shows new insights from novel sources of big data, suc...

Dr Eva Nieto McAvoy

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

Dr Eva Nieto McAvoy works as a Research Associate at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies (J...

Dr Zoe Bulaitis

Research Associate in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester

Dr Zoe Bulaitis is a Research Associate in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester working...

Dr Hyojung Sun

Research Associate in Creative Industries in the School of Arts and Humanities, Ulster University

Dr Hyojung Sun is a Research Associate in creative industries at Ulster University. She is an interdisciplinary researcher, w...

Dr Salvatore Di Novo

Research Associate at Newcastle University

Dr Salvatore Di Novo is a Research Associate at Newcastle University. His research has focused on industrial organisation, in...

Ula Furgal

Research Associate at CREATe, University of Glasgow

Ula Furgal is a Postdoctoral Researcher at CREATe, the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre at the University of Glasgow....

Dr Patrizia Casadei

Research Fellow in Innovation and the Creative Industries in the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex Business School

Dr Patrizia Casadei is a Research Fellow in Innovation and the Creative Industries in the Science Policy Research Unit at the...

Dr Tasos Kitsos

Research Fellow at City REDI at the University of Birmingham

Dr Tasos Kitsos is an economist specialising in regional research with interests on regional resilience; the creative and dig...

​Dr Diana Gutierrez Posada

Research Fellow at City REDI at the University of Birmingham

Dr Diana Gutierrez Posada became a member of City-REDI in January 2019. She is a quantitative researcher specialising in Regi...

Dr Jorge Velez-Ospina

Research Fellow in Innovation and Creative Industries

Dr Jorge Velez-Ospina is a Research Fellow in Innovation and Creative Industries in the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) a...

​Rebecca Florisson

Policy Analyst at the Work Foundation

Rebecca Florisson is a Policy Analyst at the Work Foundation. Among other projects, she is supporting implementation of the S...

Dr Olivia Gable

Policy Analyst at the Work Foundation

Olivia Gable is a Policy Analyst at the Work Foundation, where she is supporting the PEC's area of work in Skills, Talent and...

​Melanie Wilkes

Policy Advisor at the Work Foundation

Melanie Wilkes is a Policy Advisor at the Work Foundation and has extensive experience in research and policy development. Sh...

​Martha Bloom

Research Assistant for the PEC in the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex Business School

Martha Bloom - After graduating with a BA in Theatre Studies (specialising in directing) from Middlesex University, Martha ha...