Future Screens NI – Creative Industries Policy Round Table – 2 July

Future Screens NI and the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre at Ulster University will host our fist Creative Industry Panel Round Table on Thursday 2nd of July at 12pm.  The event will focus upon key policy, finance and practice challenges facing the industry and explore opportunities for collaboration and change.  The current implications of Covid-19 and the road to economic recovery will also be examined.  The event will be chaired by Dr Caoimhe Archibald, MLA and Chair of the Assembly Economy Committee and will feature Professor Paul Moore, Director of Future Screens NI, Professor Cathy Craig, CEO of INCISIV and Dr Hyojung Sun, Research Associate in the Creative Industries at Ulster University.

Dr Caoimhe Archibald is a qualified Molecular Biologist specialising in both Governance and Horticulture.  Caoimhe has been an MLA since 2016 and is Chair of the Economy Committee within the Assembly.  Caoimhe is a strong advocate for R&D Investment particularly in SMEs.


Professor Paul Moore is the Director of Future Screens NI and a Co-Director of Ulster’s Creative Industries Institute (CII). He was awarded a personal chair in 2009 becoming Professor of Creative Technologies at the Magee campus, and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2014.  His research is focused on both the creative industries and the ways in which theory and practice can be brought together in research, training and education. Most recently he has been involved in various arts data research projects with national bodies such as NESTA in the UK. He has published widely in a range of journals/books and his practice has been exhibited in a number of commissioned gallery exhibitions in London, Coventry, Belfast, Derry, Lough Neagh, and the National Gallery of Namibia.  He was the Ofcom Content Board member for Northern Ireland from 2007 to 2013. From 1995 to 2004 he was also a board member of the Northern Ireland Film and Television Commission and chaired the education committee which developed the seminal Wider Literacy policy document.  In his spare time he is a freelance broadcaster with BBC Radio Ulster and has written and presented a range of documentaries for BBC national radio.


Professor Cathy Craig’s research over the last 20 years has allowed her to develop a deep understanding of why we move, how we move and why sometimes we can’t.  As a perception and action psychologist, she was the first to use immersive, interactive virtual reality to develop a deep understanding of decision-making in sport. She has worked with elite athletes but also with older adults and people with Parkinson’s. As CEO and founder of INCISIV, she is translating her scientific know-how into technological solutions that quantify decision-making but also offer new ways to train smarter whilst protecting players from injury.


Dr Hyojung Sun Dr Hyojung Sun is a research associate in the creative industries department where she works as part of Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) programme.  As a multidisciplinary researcher, her academic expertise crosses law, social science, cultural studies and popular music studies. Her main academic interests involve digital and disruptive technology, the music industry, and creative industries more widely. Most of her work so far has focused on issues relevant to digital music disruption. This includes the recently published research project Music 2025 – the Data Dilemma. Commissioned by the UK IPO, this project  has made a significant contribution to the evidence base,  gaining industry-wide support and is acting as a catalyst in bringing industry, academia and Government together to tackle the fundamental data issues affecting digital content industries.


Register for tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/future-screens-ni-creative-industries-policy-round-table-tickets-109934579286

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