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The Team

Rachael Burton

Producer

Rachael is a Watershed Producer. Her role is to support a collaborative programme of research and business development to improve the performance of the creative industries in the region and in particular Bristol, ensuring they continue to flourish.

Zahra Ash-Harper

Inclusion Producer

Zahra is Inclusion Producer for Bristol+Bath Creative R+D. She leads on the inclusion programme which aims to provide new pathways into the creative technology sector, as well as promote and integrate inclusion among Bristol+Bath Creative R+D's partners.

Kerry Vernon

Research Manager, Bristol+Bath Creative R+D

Kerry is the Research Manager for the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D working with all of the partners and our funder the AHRC, to make sure that we get the most out of this amazing opportunity.

Hilary French

Professor of Design, Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University

Hilary is Co-Investigator on Bristol+Bath Creative R+D. Hilary brings many years experience working in academia and the commercial design sector to support technology based research and development.

Simon Rollings

Business Development Manager

Simon is the Business Development Manager for Bristol+Bath Creative R+D and is the main point of contact for industry in the project.

Matthew Freeman

Deputy Director, Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, Bath Spa University

Matthew works across Bath Spa University generating and managing research outputs emerging from the partnership, supporting academics whose interests align with those of creative industries and emerging technologies.

Simon Moreton

Senior Research Fellow for the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education at University of West England, Bristol

Simon is Co-Investigator for the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D, where he focuses on evaluation of the programme. He is Chair of the AHRC Working Group for Evidence and Impact, drawing together voices from across the UK clusters to articulate the many and varied impacts that the creative sector delivers.

Clare Reddington

CEO and Creative Director of Watershed

Clare is the Industry Co-Director of the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D. Clare joined Watershed in 2004, establishing its creative technology programmes including Pervasive Media Studio and Playable City. Clare works with industry, academic and creative partners from around the world to champion inclusion, support talent and develop new ideas.

Juliet Lennox

Research Coordinator, University of West England, Bristol

Juliet is the Research Coordinator across both Bristol+Bath Creative R+D and South West Creative Technology Network. She acts as a pivot point between the team coordinating communications, events and the day-to-day running of the project.

Jo Lansdowne

Watershed's Executive Producer

Jo is Executive Producer of the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D project and the South West Creative Technology Network.

Oscar De Mello

Innovation and Commercial Services manager at CAMERA (Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research & Applications), University of Bath

Oscar manages the CAMERA motion capture studio’s industry facing commercial and innovation activities, and connects CAMERA with national regional innovation programmes.

Tim Cole

Professor of Social History and Director of the Brigstow Institute University of Bristol

Tim is a Co-Investigator on Bristol+Bath R+D. Tim has wide ranging interests in social and environmental histories, historical geographies, digital humanities, co-produced research and also works within the creative economy. His core research has focused in the main on Holocaust landscapes: both historical and memory landscapes.

Kate Pullinger

Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media

Kate is the Director of the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, Bath Spa University and Co-Investigator on Bristol+Bath Creative R+D. Kate will bring her expertise on narrative and emerging technologies as well as her knowledge of the creative industries on a national and international level.

Sarah Addezio

Creative Producer

Sarah is the Creative Producer working with the partners across Bristol+Bath Creative R+D. Her role is to support a collaborative programme of research and business development to improve the performance of the creative industries in the region and in particular Bath, ensuring they continue to flourish.

Darren Cosker

Chair in Visual Computing, University of Bath

Professor Darren Cosker is the Director of The Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA). Darren is an expert in facial analysis, drawing on specialities in performance capture and animation. For Bristol+Bath Creative R+D Darren will research across our engineering and computer science resources to build pathways to impact for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Jon Dovey

Professor of Screen Media, Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education, University of West England, Bristol

Jon is the Director of Bristol+Bath Creative R+D, he is also the Director of the South West Creative Technology Network.

Danaë Stanton Fraser

Professor in Human Computer Interaction, Department of Psychology, University of Bath

Professor Danaë Stanton Fraser is Co-Investigator on Bristol+Bath Creative R+D. She sits on the Executive team and is particularly interested in studying the audience experience of new forms of immersive technology.