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Dr Ceri Gorton

Ceri is a user-centred design specialist, Clore Fellow and IDEO/University of Pennsylvania Creative Impact Fellow who is committed to building people's creative capacity to collaborate, solve problems, and make positive change happen.

Ceri is an experienced creative strategist, researcher, and cultural sector leader. She has led the culture team for the city of Oxford, creative partnerships for The Guardian, artform strategy development for Arts Council England, and digital leadership programmes for the DCMS. She has worked on cultural and university collaborations, programmes, and strategies in the UK, US, Canada, India, Singapore and South Africa for clients including the British Council and Nesta.

Ceri holds an award-winning literature PhD and her research now focuses on developing collaborative, creative, tech-confident leadership in the cultural and creative industries. She is co-author of the Manifesto for Good Online Sessions.

Ceri has served on the boards of National Portfolio Organisations Motionhouse and Birmingham Literature Festival and supports the charity Arts Emergency.

Ceri is based in Wales.

“Dynamic and effective, Ceri helped us test our ideas and imagine new possibilities”

Jonathan Robinson, The Guardian