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The vision of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) is to provide independent research and authoritative recommendations that will aid the development of policies for the UK's creative industries, contributing to their continued success.

The Centre will provide a step-change for three main stakeholders - industry, policymakers and the wider research community - in the quality of evidence for the creative industries, tasking some of the best researchers across the UK with answering some of the most pressing questions about the sector.

The PEC is part of the Creative Industries Clusters Programme led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

It is led by Nesta and involves a consortium of UK-wide universities, comprising Birmingham; Cardiff; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Work Foundation at Lancaster University; LSE; Manchester; Newcastle; Sussex, and Ulster.

The Centre will work with a broad and inclusive group of partners from across the creative industries, including the Creative Industries Federation. Initial industry partners also include Creative England, the British Film Institute and Tech Nation.

To find out more about the PEC and to see the centre's first piece of research, published in partnership with Nesta, visit the PEC website.

Team

Eliza Easton

Eliza Easton

Eliza Easton

Head of Policy Unit, Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC)

Eliza works with economists and data scientists to analyse and develop policies for the creative economy, and then with policy-makers to see them enacted.

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Hasan Bakhshi

Hasan Bakhshi

Hasan Bakhshi

Centre Director, Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC); and Executive Director, Creative Economy and Data Analytics, Nesta

Hasan oversees Nesta's creative economy policy, research and practical work.

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Anna Zabow

Anna Zabow

Anna Zabow

Communications Manager, Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC)

Anna is the Communications Manager for the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC).

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Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor

Julie Taylor

Operations Director, Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC)

Julie is the Operations Director for the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC)

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Laura Hine

Laura Hine

Laura Hine

Finance and Administration Manager, Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC)

Laura supports the delivery of a research centre that will provide independent research and authoritative recommendations to aid the development of policies for the creative industries

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