Fostering collaborative research that registers outside academia has been an important part of my work, both in my own research and employment as an Impact Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham and a Knowledge Transfer Research Associate with Manchester Metropolitan University. I have extensive experience managing projects, developing research strategies and building relationships with partners  both in and outside of academia. 

IMPACT RESEARCH FELLOW 

 

UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

I currently work as an Impact Research Fellow supporting the development of Impact Case Studies (ICS) in the Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies.  Projects range from influencing curatorial practice in the UK and China to creating business models for Hollywood film production and designing strategies for increasing engagement with internationally significant museum collections. This involves:

  • Project managing the development of each ICS

  • Drafting and submitting internal and external funding bids, including successful AHRC Leadership Fellow applications, and AHRC Follow on Funding  bids.

  • Securing testimonial evidence for case studies inc. designing strategies for evidence collection, identifying new evidence opportunities, maintaining good relationships with collaborators.

  • Working closely with ICS authors in person and remotely to strengthen the narratives and clarity of the document

  • Organising and managing public engagement events to secure feedback

  • Designing and conducting qualitative and quantitative feedback methods

  • Fostering new collaborations for future development beyond REF 2021  

MODELS OF VALIDATION

MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY/AXISWEB

I lead on an Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership research project (KTP), which was designed to reposition Axisweb as a leader in supporting the field of 'socially engaged' artistic practice. This involved:

  • assembling an international Stakeholder Forum of artists, practitioners, institutions, curators and participants. Interviewing members of the forum to shape the project.

  • assembling an Advisory Group of fourteen members from across the UK and chairing meetings

  • leading on a successful funding bid to Arts Council England for the Social Works? programme

  • designing and facilitating 2 workshops and 4 get togethers for stakeholders and the wider public

  • commissioning follow up impact reports (see programme)

  • producing a new publication (digital and hard copy) containing new thinking around 'socially engaged practice' and organising a launch event at Site Gallery with the Social Art Summit in Sheffield. 

  • Creating a research dataset of seventy coded interviews with contemporary artists, commissioners and funders in the field of socially engaged artistic practice. 

RESIDENCY COORDINATOR 

 

CORRIDOR 8​ - CONTEMPORARY ART AND WRITING IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND

Working as a Residency Coordinator, I oversaw the production of Occasional Residents - a collection of essays produced during Corridor8’s third residency programme, in partnership with Humber Street Gallery in Hull and inspired by the Substance programme (November/ December 2017) and the wider events and interventions of Hull UK City of Culture

 

I also wrote the introduction and facilitated a art-writing workshop, which was funded by Arts Council England and Humber Street Gallery