Loughborough University London
Creative Research and Innovation Centre (CRAIC)
Graham Hitchen leads the Strategy programme for Audience of the Future and the Creative Industries Clusters programme at UKRI. He is also Associate Dean for Loughborough University in London.
Graham is an experienced adviser on Creative Industries policy and innovation, working with Government agencies, cities, cultural organisations and universities to support the development of major projects. He is currently Head of Strategy for the two UKRI Creative Industries challenge programmes – Audience of the Future and Creative Industries Clusters – and Associate Dean Enterprise at Loughborough University London.
He ran a consultancy business for 12 years, with clients including the Design Council, the Digital Catapult and the British Council. He has run an Arts and Technology programme for Innovate UK and Arts Council England, an Internet of Things research roadmap with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and secured £35m for a new School of Digital Arts in Manchester.