Dr Annette Naudin
Associate Professor Academic
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Dr Annette Naudin is Associate Professor with responsibility for Learning and Teaching at Birmingham Institute for Media and English. Annette is a member of the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR), and a member of the Creative Industries research cluster. Annette’s research is concerned with inequalities and the challenges faced by cultural workers, the relationship to cultural policy, to place and to higher education. Working with a range of industry partners (such as Birmingham City Council and Arts Connect), Annette has engaged in evaluations, commissioned research and collaborative work to address inequalities in cultural work and influence local cultural policy. Annette’s current research is concerned with current and past inequalities in Birmingham, exploring the relationship between cultural initiatives in the mid 1980s and contemporary cultural policy debates.
Prior to working in academia, Annette set up a creative enterprise, running a successful textile design business, supplying outlets such as Liberty and Harrods. This first-hand experience of creative entrepreneurship led to creative industry consultancy work with clients including local authorities, Craftspace and Arts Council England. Annette is Trustee and chair of the board of governors for The Old Print Works, a creative and co-working space in Birmingham, UK.