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University of Manchester BA English and Drama (1975)

University of Newcastle upon Tyne – MA Drama and Education(1983-4)

University of Limerick – PhD (1989)


Hamish was a Co-Founder and actor with Yorkshire Arts Circus, a Prinicpal Lecturer and Head of Department at Stranmillis University College in Belfast and Professor of the Arts and Society at the University of Glamorgan.


Director of the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling – University of Glamorgan
Director – Centre for Border Studies – University of Glamorgan
Principal Investigator on various reserach/consultancy activities
Director MA Arts in the Community
Founder and Deputy Chair of |Zoom Cynmru Ltd, Wales International Festival of Film and Televison for Children and Young People
Professorial Champion of the Beacons for Public Engagement (Wales) Project


Co-Director Research Institue for Computing and the Digital Economy. 2013-


Selected Publications:

She Danced and We Danced, Artists, Society and Education, Stranmillis Press, 2002
Much Matter Few Words – The Work of the Pushkin Prizes Trust, Pushkin Press, 2001
Changing Spaces – Building Social Capital through Cross-Sector Collaboration – report for Wealh assem,bly 2004
A Public Voice: Access, Digital Story and Interactive Narrative’ IB Taurus 2010
Journal editor, Journal of Arts and Communities published by Intellect Books, Brsitol.
Arst and Public Engagement – Patterns, Processes and Levers for Change – for Welsh Assembly Government 2007
Had in hand – the impact of Community Arts for regeneration in Wales. Arts Council of Wales 2008
Editor, Journal of Arts and Communities, Intellect Books
Digital Stroy and the New Creativity in, Youngs, G Ed Digital World Routledge


Fellow, Royal Society of The Arts
Fellow, Higher Education Academy
British Actors Equity Association


Member Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 1998-2001,
National Adviser – Arts Council of Wales
Member South Wales Committee of the Arts Council of Wales
Chair Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education
Chair Vountary Arts Network Wales


Chairman, Creative Partnerships England 2004 – 2007


Research Interests:

The Arts and Society

Story and new technology

The Arts and Regeneration

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