Director at Contemporary Visual Arts Network
Paula Gazzard is an experienced research and policy manager with a particular interest in creative industries and social impact of digital/AI technologies as well as wider social and diversity policies. She uses a variety of approaches to design, commission, and review research that is vital to developing effective, evidence-based strategies and compelling narratives. With 30 years in impact research and 5 years’ policy management experience, she possesses the knowledge and expertise to develop, communicate, and deliver effective policy strategies to diverse stakeholders and policymakers.
She has 20+ years of experience in design through collaborative, cross-disciplinary and cross-sector research. This includes public engagement consultancy in UKRI-funded design as well as working with NGOs to design and develop innovative services. External relations, networking, partnership development, writing for publication, and public speaking are key to her work as well as monitoring digital innovation policy and trends.