Rebecca's passion for research focuses on the relationship between place and (specifically creative) practice. 2018. Thanks to 10 years’ experience working across sectors as a practitioner, lecturer, researcher and consultant, she has a sustained, deep and extensive grounding in questions of creative practice and its relationship to wider issues of entrepreneurship, identity, inclusion and design.
A core element of her research focuses on the reinvention of artistic practice as an entrepreneurial undertaking, identifying the fundamental features of artist-led organisational development and the processes that both promote, and constrain, innovation and creativity. As part of this, she examines the use of culture and the creative industries in the transformation of urban structures.
Current research projects include More Than Meanwhile Spaces, an ESRC funded project exploring long-term futures for artist-led spaces and workspaces in the North East of England and Mapping Gateshead, a five-month project also funded by the ESRC that surveys and critically re-imagines creative and cultural activity in Gateshead.
Rebecca is Programme Leader for BA Entrepreneurship, a dynamic programme that combines the study of entrepreneurship theory with practical learning and problem solving. She currently leads both Undergraduate and Postgraduate modules focusing on core elements of entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity. Both aim to give students the tools, skills and capabilties they need to develop their own entrepreneurial careers.
6 Dec 2018 → 31 Dec 2099
Award Date: 6 Dec 2018
Business andManagement Studies, MA (Hons), Arts, Business and Creativity, Newcastle University
Award Date: 3 Dec 2013
Theatre and Performance Practice, BA (Hons), Theatre Studies, Lancaster University
Award Date: 7 Jul 2008