Jon Dovey is Professor of Screen Media at the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is the Director of Bristol+Bath Creative R+D and heads up the Creative Economies Lab.
Jon worked with video as a writer, editor and researcher in broadcast TV for the first half of his career, and co founded original scratch artists Gorilla Tapes in 1984, exhibiting internationally for ten years. He works in theory and practice in technology and cultural form. In 2008 he launched the Digital Cultures Research Centre at UWE. In 2012 he became the Director of REACT (Research and Enterprise for Arts and Creative Technologies) one of four Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the AHRC. He was Co Investigator on the AHRC Connected Communities Creative Citizens Project, Co-I on ‘Bristol and Bath by Design’ evaluating the design ecology of the region.