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Dr Tamsyn Dent

Dr Tamsyn Dent

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow on DISCE


Tamsyn is working on a collaborative EU project titled DISCE: Developing Inclusive & Sustainable Creative Economies which is looking at improving the growth of the Creative and Cultural Industries across Europe. She is interested in working structures and cultures within the growing creative economies. Her PHD explored the impact of motherhood on women’s career trajectories in the creative and media industries looking at the relationship between identity and value across different social spaces. Prior to her academic research, Tamsyn worked in documentary television production for independent companies and spent many years working in film exhibition for the UK-based women’s Film Festival, Bird Eye View.

Research Interests

* The development of the creative economy

* Inequalities within creative labour markets

* The relationship between HE and the creative industry

* Employment rights and accountability frameworks in emerging labour markets

* Identity, creativity and justice.


Prior to joining CMCI, Tamsyn was a Lecturer in the Faculty of Media and Communications at Bournemouth University. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and has taught across a range of undergraduate programmes linked to Production Studies, the Creative and Cultural Industries as well as leading on research-based teaching programmes. She has also taught within the Culture, Media and Communication department at Oxford Brooks University.

Expertise and Public Engagement

Tamsyn has worked as a research consultant for a number of different UK based organisations including Women in Film and Television and the campaigning network Raising Films. In 2016, she led and wrote a research report into the accountability framework for parents and carers within the US screen industries for Raising Films with support from the BFI.