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Fabiola Alvarez

Dr. Fabiola Alvarez

Fabiola received her PhD in Management in 2014. Her ESRC CASE Studentship sponsored by Creative Scotland focussed on cultural policy and the creative industries.

Dr Henning A Berthold

Dr. Henning Berthold

ICC Post Doctoral Research Assistant

E: hab27@st-andrews.ac.uk

Henning completed his PhD in Management in 2013 and is currently working as a Post Doctoral Research Assistant with ICC.

Orian Brook

Dr. Orian Brook

Orian received a PhD in Geography and Geosciences from the University of St Andrews in 2015. Her ESRC CASE Studentship sponsored by the Audience Agency focussed on Patterns of participation: Geodemographic analysis of arts attendance. Currently she is lecturing in the School of Social and Political Sciences at Glasgow University.

 

 

Joanna Bletcher

Joanna Bletcher

E: j.f.bletcher@dundee.ac.uk

Research focus: Curating Innovation: exploring alternative narratives for design and its complexities through the method of exhibition in museum environments. ESRC CASE Studentship with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee and industry sponsor V&A at Dundee

Jo writes a blog about exhibitions and her practice as a jewellery maker: http://joannabletcher.blogspot.co.uk/

Saskia Coulson

Saskia Coulson

E: S.M.Coulson@dundee.ac.uk

Research Focus: Cultivating Innovation: Exploring residency practices in a modern design museum. ESRC CASE Studentship with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee and industry sponsor V&A at Dundee




Sarah Cox

Sarah Cox

E: src8@st-andrews.ac.uk

Research focus: Entrepreneurship by design: The role of design in product and service development. ESRC CASE Studentship sponsored by Design Dundee Ltd.

School of Management student profile

Emma Flynn

Dr. Emma Flynn

Emma was awarded the PhD in Management in 2015. Her ESRC CASE Studentship sponsored by Dundee Contemporary Arts focussed on Negotiating the tension between the artistic and economic: Competing logics and the Artist's career.

Michael Franklin

Michael Franklin

E: mcbf@st-andrews.ac.uk

Research focus: Online marketing and distribution: New digital business models to manage risk in filmmaking. Michael's ESRC CASE Studentship research is based on his work on a previous Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project with Creative Scotland.

School of Management student profile

Michael writes a blog about issues facing the independent UK film industry and particularly the role of digital technologies: http://filmbusinessresearch.com/


Mindy Grewar

Mindy Grewar

ICC Executive Administrator

E: mg90@st-andrews.ac.uk

Research focus: Impact of social networking media on audience constructions of value

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Chris Lowthorpe

Chris Lowthorpe

E: c.lowthorpe@abertay.ac.uk

Research focus: An investigation of games design processes. ESRC CASE Studentship sponsored by Denki Ltd.

Hello, I’m Chris. And I’ve got some questions about digital game design.What exactly is this thing called game design? Is it design, development, or both? Is it art or science? Does it bridge the gap – opened during industrialization – between design and production? Is there an 'ideal process' that can be used to find solutions to almost any game design problem? What design processes and philosophies exist and how effective are they. And what might we learn from successful game design processes at both a commercial and societal level? My research aims to inform and contribute to the practice, discourse, and pedagogy of game design in the UK. By observing the team at industry sponsor Denki, I hope to assess their unusually defined design process and philosophy by observing effects on the team, organization, and final product. Later I hope to conduct similar research with other developers. The research will explore the benefits of sharing successful design processes and philosophies, and possible methods for such an exchange of knowledge. Testing transferability through ‘live’ student game design projects, it will attempt to evaluate whether sharing processes can lead to sustainable innovation and help ensure the future of the UK game sector in a challenging and changing marketplace.  

Personal website: http://www.chrislowthorpe.org.uk/about/

Ciaran McDonald

Ciaran McDonald

E: cm234@st-andrews.ac.uk

Research focus: Cultural Industries: The role of cultural activities in Edinburgh and Dundee

ESRC CASE Studentship with Edinburgh and Dundee city councils

I am particularly enthused by the contributions Geographers have made to the understanding of the everyday minutiae and by the diversity of methodological approaches that have encouraged us to move beyond a traditional quantitative model of social scientific research. 

My research for this PhD focuses on the cultural activities provided by the city councils of Edinburgh and Dundee. Funded by the ESRC, this research will aim to evaluate the cultural offerings of both cities. It is often difficult to measure the value of culture. Therefore this research has been designed to investigate the overall cultural engagement of the cities and to assess the value of their offerings.

Research Interests:  Cultural studies; population studies; socio-economic geographies; qualitative research.

Supervisors:  Dr Donald Houston and Dr Kim McKee, School of Geography & Geosciences

Education: MA (Hons) in Geography, University of Dundee

MRes (Merit) in Human Geography, University of Glasgow

 


Maria McLennan

Maria MacLennan

E: M.M.Maclennan@dundee.ac.uk

Research Focus: A design-led approach to establishing identity in Disaster Victim Identification (DVI). ESRC CASE Studentship with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, sponsored by V&A at Dundee.

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Holly Patrick

Dr. Holly Patrick

Holly received her PhD in Management from the University of St Andrews School of Management in 2013, after completing her ESRC CASE Studentship sponsored by Dundee Rep Theatre . She is currently an Honorary Visiting Lecturer at the Business School at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Lorenzo Pergola

Lorenzo Pergola

E: lp43@st-andrews.ac.uk

Research focus: Capturing the value of culture as revealed through residential preferences

ESRC CASE Studentship sponsored by Dundee City Council and Edinburgh City Council

I started my PhD in October 2011, after completing an MSc in Development Studies at the University of Glasgow. The focus of my research is on evaluating the impact of the cultural and creative industries in Dundee and Edinburgh. Although my work will make use of predominantly quantitative methods, the overarching aim of the project is to capture value beyond the sole monetary dimension.

Research Interests:  Cultural studies; sustainable development; economic geography; quantitative methods of research.

Supervisors:  Dr Donald Houston and Dr Kim McKee, School of Geography & Geosciences

Education: Degree in Oriental Studies, Rome “La Sapienza” University

Intermediate Mandarin Chinese Diploma, Tianjin Nankai University

Sara Schumacher

Dr. Sara Schumacher

Sara received the PhD in Divinity from the University of St Andrews in 2014. Her ESRC CASE Studentship sponsored by Art+Christianity Enquiry focussed on contemporary church patronage of the arts. Currently she is a Tutor and Lecturer in Theology and the Arts at St Mellitus College, London.

 

 

Louise Stephens Alexander

Louise Stephens Alexander

E: ls297@st-andrews.ac.uk

Research focus: Dramatic interventions: Promoting intellectual and cultural capital. ESRC CASE Studentship sponsored by Playwrights Studio Scotland

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Honor Tuohy

Dr. Honor Tuohy

Honor received the PhD in Management in 2014. Her ESRC CASE Studentship sponsored by UNESCO/Glasgow City of Music focussed onOrchestrating a UNESCO City of Music: Networks and alliances.

Bethany Whiteside

Bethany Whiteside

E: B.Whiteside@rcs.ac.uk

Research focus: The Hidden Dancers: A Sociological Analysis of Participatory Dance Activity and Practice in Glasgow. ESRC CASE Studentship with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and industry sponsor Creative Scotland

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