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Dr Clive Gray

Dr Clive Gray

Associate Professor

Tel: +44 (0)24 765 74842

Millburn House


Dr Clive Gray is Associate Professor in Cultural Policy Studies. I am working a 20% time-table with consequent effects on my responsibilities.

Research interests

My research interests include analysing the politics of the museums and galleries sector; ontology, epistemology and methodology in cultural policy research; forms of cultural policy; and the organisation and management of cultural policy by the state. I have published widely on all of these in books and journals - ranging from The International Journal of Cultural Policy and Museum Management and Curatorship to Public Administration and Public Policy and Administration. My latest articles have just appeared in Museum and Society, Local Government Studies and Cultural Trends.. My last book, in collaboration with Vikki McCall from Stirling University, The Role of Today's Museum, was published by Routledge.

Further details of my research and publications can be found on my research page where access to all of my conference papers and many of my articles and book chapters is also available.

My next project - which is already underway - is the completion of a book on museum change, analysing the effects of political, social, economic and professional changes over a period of 170 years on one of the oldest local authority museums in England. The effects of the current restrictions on library and archive access have been to severely delay this work with completion anticipated in 2022.

Teaching and supervision

My teaching and supervision role is limited to MA dissertation and PhD supervision and some second marking.

PhD Matters

I am currently supervising Maike Ludley's research on argumentation, language and cultural policy in Germany, and Anne-Sophie Ninino's research on New Zealand and Pacific artefacts and taonga and their place, care and management in museums. Each of these is much more interesting and informative than such a bald set of statements would indicate.

I have frequently examined PhD theses (the latest being from Flinders University and Leicester University) and am happy to continue doing so.

Administrative roles

I am a member of the University's Investigation Committee for plagiarism, contract cheating and other forms of academic malfeasence; and the University's Working Party on Academic Integrity.

Office hours


I will not be in the office much (if at all) this year and will be working from home instead. I am happy to receive e-mails!


I will be supervising PhD dissertations, probably at a physical distance, this year.

New book released:

The Role of Today's Museum

clive gray book