People

Liz Moran and Professor Catherine Richardson

People

The Institute has a Director, Catherine Richardson, and a Director of Culture and Creative Projects, David Sefton. Our Deputy Director, Caroline Li, leads on internationalisation and cutting-edge creative technologies.
Eileen Hartney

Eileen Hartney

Liaison and Engagement Officer

Eileen Hartney is Liaison and Engagement Officer. She helps to secure and enhance internal and external relationships and supports the development of strategic and sustainable connections with key external bodies, business and education providers.

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Dr Tim Ireland

Dr Tim Ireland

Senior Lecturer and Director of Digital Architecture

Dr Tim Ireland is a UK registered architect who, having worked in small-scale private and large-scale international practices in the UK and overseas, turned to focus on his interests in natural systems and computation.

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Dr Lisa Lin

Dr Lisa Lin

Lecturer in Media Studies

Dr Lisa Lin is a media scholar and documentary producer who is interested in exploring the correlations between technology and creativity.

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Dr Mike Green

Dr Mike Green

Lecturer in Digital Media and Programme Director

Dr Mike Green is an Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication using Photoshop, a member of the Creative Industries Federation, a member of D&AD, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Daniel Harding

Head of Music Performance

Daniel is an experienced accompanist and repetiteur. He is also a keen jazz pianist and he conducts the University Chamber Choir,

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Dr Eleanor Perry

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.

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John Wills

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.

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Rebecca Lees

Becky Lees

Programme and Creative Engagement Manager

Becky is responsible for all ICCI's public programmes across Gulbenkian, bOing! International Family Festival and other community settings and festivals. She also leads on our ART31 project engaging children and young people across Kent.

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Liz Moran

Liz Moran

Fellow Emerita, ICCI

Liz was the Director of the Gulbenkian from 2011 to 2018 and became Partnerships Director for ICCI in 2019.

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Emma Wilcox

Emma Wilcox

Project Director, Creative Estuary

As Project Director Emma leads and manages Creative Estuary, developing and nurturing relationships to ensure the project's visibility and success.

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Natalie Parsons

Natalie Parsons

Project Officer, Creative Estuary

Natalie provides administrative and project management support, building vital relationships with other University departments and external organisations.

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Daniel Kirby

Daniel Kirby

Programme and Creative Engagement Assistant

Primarily based at the Gulbenkian Theatre, Daniel helps to facilitate the delivery of youth arts opportunities.

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Sophie Meikle

Kent Music Administrator

Sophie is first point of contact for Kent Music bookings and events

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Catherine Richardson

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.

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Aspire Lab Space

ASPIRE

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.

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The ASPIRE team

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca joined the ASPIRE team four years ago and is responsible for all aspects of the University’s accelerator space and its programmes.

Jo Pullen

Jo Pullen

Jo works across corporate, public and third sector organisations using Ideo, Agile and Design Thinking practices to find innovative person-centred solutions.

Karen Winton

Karen Winton

Former financial journalist, Karen, has worked globally with angel investors, VCs and online funding platforms. She is now based in London working with start-ups and launching her own business.

Jason Marshall

Jason Marshall

Jason is a successful IT consultant and works in the School of Computing KITC. Jason can help test the viability and feasibility of your business propositions with a focus on innovative technology ideas.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Adam set up his own management consultancy business and has now diversified into angel investing in start-up companies. On the Business Start-Up Journey, Adam mentors you through the process, providing critical support and advice.