My work critically explores the links between creative production, sustainable cultures and cultural policy. My teaching covers modules on sustainable creative processes and on the role of the arts in community development projects. I have been chair of the Creative and Cultural Industries track and the Organisational Psychology track for the British Academy of Management and currently act as general editor of the Journal of Critical Realism. I sit on the editorial board of the Centre for Critical Realism and advise on the development of creative potential and sustainable practices within public, private and charitable organisations.
My interests are related to the field of creativity and include: understanding the nature of creativity, the creative process and the human condition; developing sustainable creative practices and cultures; critically exploring creative practices within enterprising cultures; the influence of digital social media technologies on culture; and the gender, race and class barriers experienced within digital and creative work. Current research explores sustainable development and the role for creativity for bringing about sustainable change.
Live projects include editing an International Handbook on Creativity at Work (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017) with Dr. Nick Wilson (Kings College, London) and writing a book on Creativity and Philosophy (Routledge, 2017). New research projects will explore the nature cultural freedom and the role of creativity within cultural change initiatives.
Teaching and supervision
I teach two modules within the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies: Arts, Community and Enterprise; and Sustainable Creativity for the Cultural Industries. I can supervise doctoral students interested in topics related to creativity, sustainability, and the links between cultural practices and human development. Previous students have explored: creativity at work; digital and social media practices; digital technologies and creative enterprises; the recognition of creative work; and the barriers to creativity and enterprise, especially those related to gender, class and race.
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