Our Team

Professor Nick Henry

Centre Director

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.

Dr Victoria Barker

Research Fellow

Victoria Barker is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Creative Economies. Her work explores the business approaches and value systems of creative freelancers and cultural policy. This builds on her doctoral research on creative ecosystems and networks of value. Prior to academia, Victoria worked as a programme manager in further education policy, and as an independent consultant. She has additional experience in research impact, public engagement and arts & culture evaluation approaches.

Professor Louise Moody

Theme Lead

Louise Moody's research is focused on the design, development and evaluation of products, interventions and services to benefit health and wellbeing. In addition to her role as Director of the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities, she also leads on the "Creative Economies for Health and Wellbeing" research theme. 

Dr Charlie Ingram

Research Fellow

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.

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