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Research project

Measuring the environmental impact of cultural and creative sector authentic assessment

Project overview

Funded by the Centre for Higher Education Practice, this project connects higher education’s learning and teaching focus on sustainability with comparable cultural and creative sector initiatives to examine how students can measure and reflect on the environmental impact of authentic assessment activities.


Lead researcher

Professor Daniel Ashton

Professor-Cultural & Creative Industries

Research interests

  • Work in the cultural and creative industries
  • Artificial intelligence and creative work/industries
  • Data analytics and practices for creative ecosystems
Other researchers

Professor Clio Padovani PhD, MA RCA, SFHEA

Professorial Fellow (Education)

Research interests

  • Since 2008,Clio has been working with other international stakeholders on EU funded projects, exploring design heritage as a driver for innovation policy in the textile industry. Her scholarly work explores the narrative and material culture of textile production, with special interests in community narratives and retention of textile heritage. Clio publishes speculative thinking on textiles and interdisciplinarity through film, weaving and writing. She is co-author of Sustainability and the Social Fabric - Europe’s new textile industries, 2017, Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Competitively funded research projects: 

Mrs Amanda Bragg-Mollison

Principal Teaching Fellow
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