Nick Henry is Professor of Economic Geography, and in 2023 was appointed as the founding Director of the Centre for Creative Economies. He returned to academe with Coventry University in 2013 and was subsequently promoted to Co-Director of the new Centre for Business in Society and a Professorship. Previously he was Consulting Director, Economic Development and Economic Policy at ICF GHK. Nick began his career in the Geography Department of the Open University before lectureships at Southampton and Birmingham universities and a Readership in Urban and Regional Studies at CURDS, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. From 2003-2007, he combined his Readership with consultancy before moving to full time policy consultancy and a Visiting Professorship at Newcastle.
Charlie Ingram is a researcher, theatre director, film maker and producer. He is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Coventry University Centre for Dance Research and the Centre for Creative Economies. His current research practice involves transdisciplinary approaches to evaluating cultural intervention projects. This follows and extends his doctoral research at Coventry which used verbatim headphone theatre as an approach to evaluate Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. Charlie is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and previously worked at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry.