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.


Kerren Daly

Head of Employment, Manchester
Browne Jacobson LLP

Mario Dubois

Executive Producer, Independent Productions, CBBC

Patrick Grant

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

Picture Book Development Director, North
Hachette Children's Group

Eva Näripea

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

Ben Thomson

Senior Editorial Producer
BBC Children in Need