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Lecturer/Chancellor's Fellow in Cultural and Creative Industries

Roles and Responsibilities

Research, Lecturing, Personal Tutor, Dissertation supervisor.


Dr Charlotte Gilmore, MA (Hons.), MSc, PhD, FRSA. 

Charlotte worked as an Advertising Account Manager and Senior Marketing Research Executive before coming into academia. Before taking up her position at the University of Edinburgh, she was a Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of St Andrews. 

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Research Interests

Charlotte's research interests lie within exploring the life histories and practices of those working within cultural and creative industries for example, advertising, music, visual arts, theatre, dance, and more recently street art and urban creativity, in addition to creative collectives. She has published work from a number of theoretical perspectives, including: 

  • Identity construction, identity work and identity play;
  • Artistic, organisational and managerial practices;
  • Cultural value and tastemaking;
  • Alternative organising and critical management studies;
  • Practicing communities.

Charlotte has successfully gained research funding from a number of institutions including the ESRC, AHRC and the University of Edinburgh. Charlotte's most recent AHRC award is her Creative Economy Follow on Funding project to develop a website focused on the advocacy of the value and impact of qualitative research for creative organisations: 

The development of this project has been informed by over a hundred creative practitioners through workshops, and meetings, in addition previous research and case study work with organisations across the cultural and creative industries spectrum in Scotland, including, Red Note Ensemble, Cryptic, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Out of the Blueprint, the Biscuit Factory and Creative Edinburgh. 

Charlotte’s research outputs include journal papers published in Human Relations, Management Learning, British Journal of Management and Work, Employment and Society, in addition to a co-edited book: Organising Music, Theory, Practice and Performance (Cambridge University Press).

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