1. Gorkan Ahmetoglu is programme director and lecturer in the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) at Goldsmiths.

    His work and research looks at how we practically assess someone's talent without asking them, and what makes a successful, innovative entrepreneur.


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  2. Blake Morrison is Professor of Creative & Life Writing in our Department of English and Comparative Literature, and also a poet, novelist and journalist. He asks if creative writing is something which can be taught, how he helps student develop their craft, and his own experiences of being a writer.


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  3. As Director of the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Gerald Lidstone find the most exciting thing about his research to be about working with diverse groups of people.

    Gerald's research interests are concerned with regeneration through the creative and cultural industries; the politics of evaluation for cultural projects; education and training for creative and cultural industries; new policy and business models appropriate for the creative economy; cultural policy; arts management in post-communist countries; multicultural arts; theatre techniques in management; arts sponsorship; audience development; arts in Vietnam; curriculum design for cultural policy and cultural management.


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  4. For Les Back, the big issue in his research is what it means for young people to 'come of age' in the 21st Century.

    Author of the acclaimed book 'The Art of Listening', Les' research focuses on the sociology of racism and ethnicity, popular culture and music, urban life, community, social divisions class, social theory and sociological methods.


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  5. "My interests have always been in the idea that performance making is a laboratory process and that it is rooted in the body."

    As head of the Department of Theatre and Performance and leader of the MA in Performance Making programme at Goldsmiths, Anna Furse was one of the first generation of women directors in the UK, who uniquely combined feminist concerns with Laboratory theatre research in the late 1970s.


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