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Professor Justin Lewis

Academic lead / co-founder of Creative Cardiff

Justin Lewis is Professor of Communication and Creative Industries (and former Head of School) at Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Culture. 

In 2015, Justin and Professor Ian Hargreaves co-founded the Creative Economy Unit to house a creative city network – Creative Cardiff. Justin is academic lead for Creative Cardiff, heading up research including Mapping Cardiff’s Creative Economy 2016, Festival of Voice evaluation with Wales Millennium Centre and the 2020 Creative Cardiff study on COVID-19 Support Scheme. 

Justin is also the Director of Clwstwr - one of nine Creative Industries Clusters across the UK, funded by the UK Government Industrial Strategy - which aims to put innovation and R&D at the core of media production in South Wales.

He has conducted research with many different creative organisations, including the BBC, the BBC Trust, Channel 4, the Guardian, as well as UK and European Research councils. He has published over 100 books, journal articles and chapters about a wide range of media and cultural issues. 

Justin is Chair of the Independent Community News Network and Chair of one of the UK Government Research Excellence Framework Panels.