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Dr Kerry Traynor SFHEA PhD MSc BA

Lecturer in Communication and Media Communication and Media


Personal Statement

Having degrees both from the arts (literature and writing, media and cultural studies) as well as the sciences (management studies, corporate governance) I am a genuine interdisciplinarian.

I am passionate about interdisciplinarity, creativity, sustainability and professional practice, particularly in education and the creative and social economies. I have worked both in academia and industry, including as charity CEO, digital projects manager and social impact consultant.

I am trustee and deputy chair of Safe Regeneration, an arts regeneration charity which offers participatory arts, wellbeing and environmental programmes, business support services, and runs the region’s only non-profit community pub. Safe Regeneration is lead partner of #DestinationBootle, a £33m cultural regeneration project involving affordable housing, a new creative enterprise hub and canalside leisure facilities. I am founding director of Safe Community Homes, a start-up community-led housing provider.

I have been researching and teaching in higher education since 2005, and see myself as an academic leader with an in-depth view of Higher Education in the UK today, and a track record in innovation and sustainable partnership development.