Dr Beatriz Garcia, Head of Research, Cultural Policy & Impact
Beatriz joins the ICC on secondment from the University of Liverpool, where she was the director of Impacts 08- European Capital of Culture Research Programme since 2006. Beatriz has led a wide range of projects assessing the legacy of cultural programming within major events such as the European Capital of Culture (Glasgow 1990, Liverpool 2008), the Olympic Games (Barcelona 1992 onwards) and the Commonwealth Games (Manchester 2002). She has been funded by the European Commission, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Economic and Social Research Council, the British Academy, the Universities China Committee and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to conduct her research across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. She is a member of the IOC Postgraduate Research Grant Selection Committee, member of DCMS’ Science and Research Advisory Committee, and an advisor to DCMS’ Meta-Evaluation of the London 2012 Games. Access recent academic papers & reports at: www.beatrizgarcia.net, www.impacts08.net,www.culturalolympics.org.uk
Kerry Wilson, Head of Research, Cultural Leadership & Action
Kerry joined the ICC on secondment from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in August 2010. She has been an active academic researcher in the fields of library and information management and most recently cultural sector management and leadership since 2003. In this time she has held research posts at the University of Liverpool Management School; Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield; and Leeds Business School, before joining LJMU in September 2008 to take up a lectureship on the MA Cultural Leadership programme. She has completed a number of research and evaluation projects covering varied aspects of cultural work, including professional identity, contribution to social policy agendas and leadership, for a range of commissioning organisations and funding bodies including the British Council, MLA, Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Her broad research interests, in a cultural context, include professional identity; social policy; and collaborative practice.
Sue Potts, Communications and Relationship Manager
Sue Potts joins the ICC from LJMU. Previously, Sue was the Digital Inclusion Development Manager at the International Centre for Digital Content (ICDC), responsible for developing and implementing strategies to reduce the digital divide on Merseyside. Sue joins the Institute from her role at the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure, where she lectured in Educational Leadership and Management. Sue has obtained funding and managed a wide range of arts, cultural and media projects from funding bodies including: The Heritage Lottery Fund, North West Development Agency, NIACE, The Liverpool Culture Company and the Broadband Fund UK. Her interests are Digital Inclusion strategies and the Cultural Value Chain.