Prof. Morag Shiach

Director

Director

Morag Shiach is Professor of Cultural History in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London, where she also directs Network: QMUL’s Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy. She studied at the University of Glasgow, McGill University, Montreal, and the University of Cambridge, where her doctorate was supervised by Professor Raymond Williams.

Her books include: (co-edited with Tarek E Virani) Cultural Policy, Innovation and the Creative Economy: Creative Collaborations in Arts and Humanities Research); Modernism, Labour and Selfhood in British Literature and Culture, 1890-1930 (2004); The Cambridge Companion to the Modernist Novel; and Discourse on Popular Culture: Class, Gender and History in Cultural Analysis 1730 to the Present; Her current research is on language reform in the early twentieth century, knowledge exchange with the creative economy, and marginal modernisms. From 2012-17 she was Director of Creativeworks London, a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Dr. Tarek Virani

Collaborating Researcher

Collaborating Researcher

Tarek’s research spans a number of areas within the creative and cultural economy including: the role of knowledge in the creative and cultural economy, cultural policy, artistic knowledge within locally bounded artistic communities, new work spaces in the creative and cultural economy, the role of micro-community engagement in culture-led regeneration, the role of the creative and cultural economy intermediary, the link between the creative industries and local development, creative and cultural hubs, and the internationalisation of creative work. Tarek has done work for a number of local, national and international organisations including research institutions and local authorities.

Tarek was a Lecturer in Creative Industries in the School of Business and Management, QMUL until March 2020, and has recently moved to a post at the University of the West of England.

Prof. Leandro Valiati

Visiting Professor in the Economy of Culture

Visiting Professor in the Economy of Culture

Leandro Valiati is Professor of Economics and International Relations at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and Visiting Professor and Researcher at Queen Mary University of London and University Paris 13 (Sorbonne – France) – Labex-ICCA. His career highlights include:

Endorsement as Exceptional Talent and Global Leadership by the British Academy in2018.

Advisor in Cultural Industries for Brazil’s Ministry of Culture, UNESCO, Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI) and AHRC-UK.

Coordinator of Centre of Studies in Cultural and Creative Economy (NECCULT – UFRGS), where five international joint research agreements; five national agreements; ten research projects; six international conferences; and twelve books and an electronic platform where developed under his leadership.

Establishment and operation of international agreements with the University of Valencia, Spain, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands, Queen Mary University of London, Labex ICCA of Paris 13 University – Sorbonne, France and University of Turim, Italy.

Principal and co-investigator in international academic researches funded by AHRC-UK, ESCR (UK), Ministry of Culture of France and Newton Funding,UK. 

Awarded with the Newton Advanced Fellowship by the British Academy (2018-2019 Round).

International lecturer at: Argentina, Brazil, Colômbia, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and UK.


Dr. Karina Poli

Visiting Researcher

Visiting Researcher

Karina Poli is a postdoctoral researcher at the Arts and Communication School in the University of São Paulo with support from the São Paulo State Research Foundation, (FAPESP). Her research areas include, European and Latin American Cultural Policy, Creative Economy and Creative Hubs, Cultural Tourism, Heritage and Arts Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Karina has a PhD in Communication Sciences from the Arts and Communication School of the University of São Paulo and is a postgraduate lecturer in Creative Industries and Cultural Marketing at the Centre of Latin American Studies on Communication and Culture. Karina has a PhD in Communication Sciences from the Arts and Communication School of the University of São Paulo and is a postgraduate lecturer in Creative Industries and Cultural Marketing at the Centre of Latin American Studies on Communication and Culture. She has also worked as a cultural producer with different cultural groups and was project director for the São Paulo Music Cooperative from 2010-2014. 

  

Prof. Nick Bryan-Kinns

Research Collaborator

Research Collaborator

Nick Bryan-Kinns is Professor of Interaction Design and Director of the EPSRC+AHRC Media and Arts Technology Centre for Doctoral Training at Queen Mary University of London. He is Distinguished Professor at Wuhan University of Technology, and Guest Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. He is Director of EECS International Joint Ventures, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Fellow of the British Computer Society, Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery, and leads the Sonic Interaction Design Lab in the Centre for Digital Music. He has published international journal papers on cross-cultural design, participatory design, mutual engagement, interactive art, and tangible interfaces. His research has been exhibited internationally and reported widely from the New Scientist to the BBC. Bryan-Kinns was Deputy Dean at QMUL, held a Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Secondment for commercialising academic research, and has provided expert consultation for the European Commission and National Science Foundation on Creativity and IT. He chaired the Steering Committee for the ACM Creativity and Cognition Conference series, and is a recipient of ACM and BCS Recognition of Service Awards. In 1998 he was awarded a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from the University of London.

Prof. Davi Nakano

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Davi Nakano is Associate Professor of Production Engineering at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo and Researcher at the Innovation and Competitiveness Centre, High Studies Institute, University of São Paulo. He is a collaborator at InovaLab@POLI – The Design Factory of São Paulo, a research and resource laboratory for the USP community. Davi was formerly the co-editor of Production Journal, Brazilian Association of Production Engineering.

Justine Kenyon

Knowledge Exchange Co-ordinator

Knowledge Exchange Co-ordinator

Justine has over 20 years experience conceiving, developing and delivering arts and cultural projects and programmes in community and public sectors. Social inclusion is a key driver. She has worked with artists and arts organisations at all levels, and secured regular Arts Council support for new collaborative commissions. As Programme Manager at Wandsworth Council, she transformed the borough arts festival from community listings to a strong cultural destination offer. She has worked strategically and in multiple local partnerships on high streets and regeneration areas for social and economic impact. Justine holds a first class honours MA in The History of Art from Edinburgh University.

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