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Professor Philip Powell

Director, Business School for the Creative Industries, University for the Creative Arts

Philip is Director, Business School for the Creative Industries, University for the Creative Arts. Previously he was Executive Dean, School of Business, Economics and Informatics Birkbeck, University of London and Pro Vice-Master, Enterprise and Innovation. Currently, he is a professor of creative business.

Currently, Philip is a professor of creative business and before that held chairs in management, information systems, and information management at Bath and at Goldsmiths, his research has resulted in over 360 published outputs in the fields of information systems, management, operations, and higher education management.

Philip Powell has won 32 grants and successfully graduated 22 PhDs. Philip recently stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of the Information Systems Journal.  He has held an honorary chair in Groningen, Netherlands since 2006 and is a visiting professor at the University of Stirling. He holds an Emeritus Chair from the University of London and is a Fellow of Birkbeck, University of London.  Before becoming dean at Birkbeck in 2009, Philip was deputy dean of the School of Management at Bath having worked at Warwick, Adelaide, Southampton and Lisboa.

He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society, of the Academy of Social Sciences, of the HEA and is a Senior Scholar of the Association of Information Systems. He was president of the UK Academy for Information Systems. Prior to becoming an academic, Philip worked in insurance, accounting and systems analysis. Among a number of external appointments, he is a member of the Institute for Apprentices, Route Panel for Business and Administration.