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IN SITU International Advisory Board 

The IN SITU project is advised by a panel of international experts. The external International Advisory Board has the role to monitor the work of the IN SITU project, providing external perspectives and advice on the scientific quality and consistency of research outputs. It will also serve to connect this European project with related research initiatives internationally, and provide input on its relevance with CCI practice in non-urban areas internationally. 

The members of the IN SITU International Advisory Board are:

Dr. Chris R. Gibson

Professor of Geography, University of Wollongong, and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. 

Has expertise in Cultural Studies, Cultural Economies in rural and remote areas; and human geography.


Professor Susan Luckman

Director and Professor, Creative People, Products and Places Research Centre, University of South Australia, Australia. 

Has expertise in Cultural and creative industries in non-urban areas; creative self-employment and small business; craft and making in a digital world. 


Ms. Avril Joffe

Postgraduate Programme Coordinator: Cultural Policy and Management, Wits School of the Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

With expertise in development economics; cultural and creative industry policy and strategy; human resource development; institutional development and governance issues for all tiers of government and the integration of culture in sustainable development strategies. 


Dr. Jude Ortiz

Research Coordinator, NORDIK Institute, Algoma University; and Adjunct Professor, Community Economic and Social Development Department, Algoma University, Canada.

Has expertise on linkages between culture, creativity, and resilience in rural and remote communities; place-embedded contexts that foster innovation and evolution underpinning cultural and creative industry development, continuous adaptation, and sustainability; and crossovers between culture-sector and social enterprise development.


Dr. Patrick Brouder

British Columbia Regional Innovation Chair –Tourism and Sustainable Rural Development, Vancouver Island University, Canada.

Has expertise in evolutionary economic geography; indigenous tourism (as a form of endogenous economic development); creative tourism (especially in ‘creative outposts’). 


Dr. Tim Wojan

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Established Scientist Fellow, at the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation, United States.

His expertise is innovation indicators and measurement; arts innovation nexus; rural development; and qualitative and quantitative analysis.


Ms. Sylvia Amann

Senior Policy Expert, Cultural and Creative Industries, Director of Inforelais, Austria.

Topic Expert of EU Voices of Culture Brainstorming and Dialogue Sessions on ‘The role of culture in non-urban areas of the European Union’ (2019-2020); strategic research paper author for the European Commission “Role of Culture in Preventing Depopulation of the Rural Areas” (2020); contributor to European reports on innovation in the CCI sector, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the CCI sector in Europe. Strategic consultant for CCI-related territorial policies including the EU Rural Development Program as well as INTERACT, INTERREG IVC, and INTERREG Central Europe. Former chair of the EU-expert group on Creative Industries.


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