Creative Industries Research and Innovation Group

Organisation profile

About us


The Creative Industries Research and Innovation Group is one of the largest, most multidisciplinary at the University of South Wales.  Based in central Cardiff, in one of the UK’s largest creative hubs outside London, the Group has established major collaborative partnerships with the creative industries and policymakers.

We produce world-leading and internationally significant research, including award-winning films, exhibitions, performances, and monographs, reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of creative production.

Research themes

  • Creative Industries for Health, Wellbeing and Social Justice
  • Creative Industries: Culture, Heritage and Community
  • Performance, Media and Screen Innovation

Postgraduate Research

We welcome applications for postgraduate research in one of our areas of expertise. 


Co-Leads: Richard Hurford and Associate Professor Rebecca Williams


UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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