Meet our Senior Team
Professor Catherine Richardson
Catherine is Director of the Institute and leads on programme design and research project co-ordination.
David is Director of Culture and Creative Projects and has responsibility for external relationships and the development of our civic engagement.
Dr Jim Ang
Jim is Deputy Director and leads on cutting-edge creative technologies.
Director of Operations
Project Director, Creative Estuary
Project Manager, Docking Station
Programme and Creative Engagement Manager
Head of Marketing
Business Development Manager
Arts and Humanities Lead
Head of Music Performance
Fellow Emerita, ICCI
Liz was the Director of the Gulbenkian from 2011 to 2018 and became Partnerships Director for ICCI in 2019.
Fellow Emerita, iCCI
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Dr John Wills
Reader in American History and Culture
Dr John Wills is Reader in American History and Culture. He specialises in game studies, environmental history, parks, tourism and recreation, and Hollywood film.
Dr Rocio von Jungenfeld
Senior Lecturer in Digital Media
As a member of the Intelligent Interactions research group, Rocio's interests are collaborative media production, contemporary and interdisciplinary art, hybrid environments, outdoor and mobile projections, and interaction design.
Lecturer in Latin American Studies
Rebecca is working with the Institute on the Birth Rites Collection collaboration.
Professor Darren Griffin
Darren is a professor of Genetics in the School of Biosciences and Director of Kent's Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Reproduction
Dr Mike Green
Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies
Mike is Senior Lecturer in Digital Media and Director of Studies for Digital Design. His interests are media production, interaction design, wearable computing, and online disclosure and identity. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
Dr Eleanor Perry
Lecturer in Creative Writing (Poetry)
Dr Eleanor Perry is a Lecturer in Creative Writing in the School of English. Her creative and critical teaching is driven by a commitment to helping students find practical and innovative ways to articulate their ideas.
I want to learn from comparisons between past and present aspects of inclusion and diversity in the Cultural and Creative Industries, and to ensure that we will still be inspiring new audiences and practices in 400 years' time.
Do you want to discover if your business idea could work? Or how to embed ethical and responsible practices in your new business? Whatever your aspirations, ASPIRE, our Accelerator Space for Innovation and Responsible Enterprise can help.
The ASPIRE team
External Engagement Manager
A former journalist, Rebecca, uses her contacts to help connect you to the right people to help support your business, create new networks and find partners.
Innovator in Residence
Founder and director of Activmob CIC and Innovation Tribe
Jo is a pioneer in social enterprise, market research expert and will help you understand what drives consumer behavior. Jo is working with citizens and service providers to challenge existing practice and co-produce radical new ways of working.
Investor in Residence
Co-founder of VoXo
Karen knows exactly what investors are looking for. Having a wide network of investors, she will help you get your pitch ready, and also point you in the right direction when seeking funding for your start-up.
Tech Entrepreneur in residence
Jon has created and sold a number of startups, he has worked at board level in corporate businesses but prefers the excitement and reward of startups. Jon sold his first business just 18 months after starting it as a side gig
ASPIRE Project Officer
Artur is the first line of start-up support, specialising in finances, costs, break even point and profit calculations. You can also contact Artur with any queries related to ASPIRE projects.