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Jack Lowe

Jack Lowe is a Research Associate based in the Creative Economies Lab, where he is working on researching and evaluating the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D programme.

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Alice Quigley

Alice is the Editor of Container Magazine an online magazine that explores the people, processes, beliefs and motivations behind creative technology. Container is a space for academics, artists, journalists and other content creators to share stories and open up dialogue about the aspects of creative technology that matter to them and that aren’t often covered by mainstream media.

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Caroline Anstey
Caroline Anstey

Caroline is the Creative Producer for Amplified Publishing Pathfinder within Bristol+Bath Creative R+D Partnership. In this role she will be working with the delivery team at Watershed and university partners in the development and implementation of the project vision and delivery over the final year of the project.

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Tarek Virani

Tarek is Associate Professor of Creative Industries at the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education at UWE Bristol. Previously he was Deputy Director of Network: Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy.

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Natasha Kidd

Natasha is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Cultural and Creative industries and subject leader in Art at Bath Spa University. She is a Co-Investigator on Bristol+Bath Creative R+D. Natasha is also a visual artist whose research looks at the distinct way artists learn. Situated within the expanded field of painting, Natasha makes automated paintings systems or machines.

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Abbie Rogers

Abbie is the Finance Officer for Bristol+Bath Creative R+D. She manages the programme budget and processes payments for many of the activities within the programme. She is the contact for any financial queries.

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Melissa Blackburn
Melissa Blackburn

Mel is a freelance producer who works to support creative people and companies to do more of what they love. She also works as a Knowledge Exchange Manager for the Creative Economies Lab at UWE.

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Emma Boulton

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

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Amy Mifsud

Amy is the Communications & Events Officer for Bristol + Bath Creative R+D. She manages all social media, newsletters, aids in event promotion and production. Using her skills to create a greater understanding of the work of the cluster to the Bristol and Bath network.

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Susie King

Susie is the Creative Economies Lab Administrator, working across Bristol+Bath Creative R+D. She is the first point of contact, providing administrative, communications and events support for a wide range of research activities and day-to-day running of the projects.

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Furaha Asani

Furaha will lead Pervasive Media Studio's Research Team on the delivery of a research strategy in collaboration with research partners throughout the programme.

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Zoe Rasbash

Zoe is the Environmental Emergencies Action Researcher. In this role she'll explore how we can co-produce an inclusive framework of climate action for creative economies in the South West.

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Tony Bhajam

Tony is the Inclusion Producer for Bristol+Bath Creative R+D. In this role he supports collaborative research and business development asking big questions about how we nurture the creative industries in Bristol, Bath and the wider South West.

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Amy Spencer

Dr Amy Spencer is based in the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries at Bath Spa University. Previously, she worked at UWE Bristol as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Ambient Literature project. Amy is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction and is the author of DIY: The Rise of Lo-Fi Culture.

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Ana Levordashka

Ana will research audience experiences, exploring concepts such as immersion, attention, and empathy, in close collaboration with the University of Bristol, B+B fellows and industry partners.

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Liz Roberts

Liz is a Research Fellow for the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D Cluster and the South West Creative Technologies Network where she focuses on evaluation of the programmes.

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Naomi Smyth

Naomi Smyth is a PhD researcher at Bath Spa University, focusing on the creative and technological responses of theatre artists to COVID restrictions with narrative experiences that use audience embodiment and immersive technologies.

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Dave Bull

Dave holds the Chair in Signal Processing at the University of Bristol. He was the Head of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Bristol, from 2001 to 2006, and is currently Director of Bristol Vision Institute, a cross-disciplinary organisation dedicated to all aspects of vision science and engineering. He is also the Creative Technologies Lead for the University of Bristol.

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Anca Salagean

Anca’s main research interests are embodiment, body perception and immersive technologies. Under the supervision of Prof. Danae Stanton Fraser and Prof. Darren Cosker, her PhD, which is part of the Bristol+Bath Creative R+D programme, will focus on embodiment in immersive environments.

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Rachael Burton

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.

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Kerry Vernon

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.

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Simon Moreton

Simon is Director of Bristol+Bath Creative R+D, and his work 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.

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Clare Reddington

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.

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Juliet Lennox

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.

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Jo Lansdowne

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

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Tim Cole

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.

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Kate Pullinger

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.

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Jon Dovey

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

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Danaë Stanton Fraser

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.

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