Dr. Tarek Virani

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.

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