Leaders in Residence

Leaders in Residence

The Leaders in Residence are a high calibre, effective network of individuals, providing the University with influential connections with a breadth of experience and specialist knowledge.

Staff nominate prospective Leaders in Residence annually, and following a shortlisting process, the Executive Dean invites them to join the network.

The tenure is for a period of three years and the Executive Dean reviews contributions on an annual basis.

For enquiries relating to Leaders in Residence contact Tania Callagher TCallagher@uclan.ac.uk 01772 894106

As part of the Faculty’s Industry Advisory Board, the Leaders in Residence contribute through:

- Enhancing the student experience
- Being excellent role models for young people from diverse backgrounds
- Exercising their influence through advising on curriculum relevant to industry
- Contributing to the teaching and learning of students in a variety of ways: guest lectures, mentoring, masterclasses, attending employability events
- Working with our academic staff to contribute to research projects


Introducing the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries Leaders in Residence network, which launched in the academic year 2018-19.

NB. Views and opinions of members in the network are their own and not that of the University.

Gary Aspden

Brand Consultant/Designer
Freelance (working primarily with Adidas)

Nic Corrigan

Knitwear Designer and Creative Director
Whitehall Studio

Kerren Daly

Head of Employment, Manchester
Browne Jacobson LLP

Patrick Grant

Founder / Director
Community Clothing / Hammond and Co, E.Tautz, Norton and Sons and Cookson and Clegg
Keith Harrison

Keith Harrison

Editor / Editorial Director / Director
Express and Star, Wolverhampton / Midland News Association / MNA Digital

Eva Näripea

Director of Film Archive
Film Archive of the National Archives of Estonia

Ben Thomson

Senior Editorial Producer
BBC Children in Need