Dr Lauren Baker Mitchell joins Creative Communities as Senior Research Fellow

We are excited to be joined by Dr Lauren Baker Mitchell, an expert in co-creation and partnership research who will oversee many of the programme’s research-oriented workstreams.

Lauren is a specialist in unconventional entrepreneurship, craft innovation, and identity. She brings an incredible breadth of knowledge to the programme, as well as a rich experience of working with external partners and co-creating research that values theory and practice. Drawing on years of working collaboratively within arts organisations, with craft freelancers and practitioners, and across academia, Lauren values the relationships and stories that emerge when working in an open-facing and curious manner.

Lauren joins us from Creative Fuse North East where she was Innovation and Research Associate, where she contributed to ongoing projects and oversaw the delivery of the Crafting Connections programme of workshops.

Previously Lauren completed her doctoral studies at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD), University of Dundee and was a member of the Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities (SGSAH) creative economy knowledge hub, where her research explored the role of organisational programmes in the development of the entrepreneurial craft profiles of makers in Scotland.

More information about Lauren is available on her profile page.


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