CAMEo Affiliated Experts

Suzanne Gorman

Suzanne Gorman is Artistic Director of Maya Productions, a company making diverse theatre to create change, socially, politically and culturally. She is committed to bringing diverse work into mainstream culture and has a track record in new writing and pioneering new ways of working. Her work has been described as "triumphant proof that small-scale need not mean limited ambition" Guardian**** on The Honey Man. Her ground breaking and critically acclaimed Moonwalking in Chinatown promenade for Soho Theatre, was held up as an example of "how arts and culture can impact on place making” in Westminster's Arts and Cultural Strategy. She is Associate Artist as Soho Theatre and has held a range of associate artist and associate director roles including Derby Live, Immediate Theatre, Sheffield Theatres, Barbican and Theatre Royal Stratford East. She is a Clore Leadership Programme Fellow 2015/2016 and recently worked at the BBC, on Performance Live, a BBC and Arts Council England partnership and now sits on the steering committee. Suzanne is also a Relational Dynamic Coach accredited by Culture at Work and Relational Dynamics 1st. She coaches individuals, and on the Accelerate, and Step Change career development programmes. With CAMEo she is leading a Clore/AHRC funded project “Where Am I? Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic Role Models and Leaders in Performing Arts which examines workforce diversity in theatre.

Elizabeth Hawley

Elizabeth Hawley is currently Director of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network for the East Midlands, a strategic body established in 2008 with the aim of strengthening the visual arts in the region. In this role she is responsible for developing and delivering CVAN EM’s programme of activity, overseeing a non executive Steering Group, managing the Network’s external profile and representing it regionally and nationally, brokering partnerships and developing opportunities for it as well as evaluating its impact and advocating its benefits. Elizabeth has also worked as a freelance visual arts practitioner, specialising in project management, workshop facilitation and professional development with clients that include UK Young Artists, Birmingham and Coventry Contemporary Art Forums, the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Own Art, Turning Point West Midlands, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and The New Art Gallery Walsall. Prior to this she worked at Arts Council England, Tate Liverpool and Spike Island. She has a BA Hons Degree in the History of Art from the University of East Anglia.

Dr Daria Luchinskaya

Daria Luchinskaya is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, and a Research Associate at Wales Public Services 2025, hosted by Cardiff Business School. She works on researching different issues related to the labour market and on public services provision in Wales. She has a background in economics, area studies, and employment research, and has worked with CAMEo at the University of Leicester, SKOPE at the University of Oxford, and the Welsh and Scottish governments. Her recent projects include developing a STEM Skills Strategy and Action Plan for Thames Valley Berkshire, a meta-analysis of diversity in the UK screen industries, a review of measures to counteract fragile employment in Wales, and graduate employment in small firms.

Dr Jack Newsinger

Jack Newsinger is Assistant Professor in Cultural Industries and Media at the University of Nottingham. His research focuses on policy and work in the arts, cultural and creative industries. He has published on a range of topics including UK film policy, regional film practice, disability arts and cultural evaluation. His research has been funded by the AHRC, the British Academy/Leverhulme and the Arts Council Bridge organisation for the East Midlands, and he has worked extensively with organisations and groups in the cultural and creative sectors. Recent work includes a research project investigating arts policy and practice for disabled children and young people in the East Midlands and a study into the effects of austerity on the diversity of freelance creative practitioners in the East Midlands.

For CAMEo Jack is working on the includes the Diversity Meta-Analysis for the British Film Institute and the CIDA Project

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