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The Team

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Amy Mifsud

Amy is the Communications Officer for Bristol + Bath Creative R+D. She manages social media and promotes events within the project.

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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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Jamie Eastman

Jamie works at the University of Bath, championing creativity and leading the institution’s approach to arts, culture and creative industry partnership and engagement.

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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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Matthew Freeman

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.

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Simon Moreton

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.

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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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Sarah Addezio

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.

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Darren Cosker

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.

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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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