CCCI People

Membership of CCCI is open to all Bath Spa University research staff and to individuals within partner universities and the creative industries.

We welcome members at all stages of their career. If you would like to join, contact us at CCCI@bathspa.ac.uk.

Centre Director

Professor Kate Pullinger writes fiction. Her most recent work, a ghost story for the smartphone that personalises itself to every reader, Breathe, was a collaboration with Editions at Play and the Ambient Literature Research Project. As Director of the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries (CCCI), Kate Pullinger is co-investigator on the South West Creative Technology Network, a 3 year, £6.5m project (2018-2021) funded by Research England. She is also co-investigator on the Bristol + Bath Creative Research and Development Partnership, a 4.5 year, £9m AHRC-funded creative industries cluster project (2018-2023). 

Deputy Centre Director

Dr Matthew Freeman is Reader in Multiplatform Media at Bath Spa University. He acts as Deputy Director of the Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, Co-Director of the Centre for Media Research, and Unit of Assessment Leader across Communication, Cultural and Media Studies. On the Bristol + Bath Creative Research & Development Partnership, he works across Bath Spa University on generating and managing all research outputs emerging from the partnership, supporting academics whose interests align with those of creative industries and emerging technologies. His role also includes advising on the commissioning process for Pathfinder projects, co-supervising the project’s PhD research, and developing wider opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students to benefit from the activities of the partnership. 

Post Doctoral Research Assistant

Dr Amy Spencer is a post-doctoral research assistant and writer. She has an MA in English from King’s College London and a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London, where her research focused on understanding the process of collaborative authorship in digital writing. She recently worked at UWE Bristol as a post-doctoral research fellow as part of the Ambient Literature Research Project and her current research address the affordance of mobile technologies for telling stories. Amy writes both fiction and non-fiction and is the author of DIY: The Rise of Lo-Fi Culture.

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