Meet the team, find out what we do
Short Courses team at Shortcourses (@gold.ac.uk).
Annie Watkins - Executive Training and Short Courses Co-ordinator
Annie joined the Enterprise Office in September 2018. She has a BA in English Literature, an MA in Eighteenth-Century Studies: Culture & Society 1700-1820, and an MPhil from Queen Mary, University of London.
Vivienne Hurley – Director of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange
Vivienne Hurley joined Goldsmiths in June 2019 as Director of Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, having moved from the British Academy.
There have been significant changes in the research funding landscape are opening up new opportunities and also posing certain challenges. Vivienne's role is to help take those opportunities and meet some of the challenges.
Vivienne has overall management responsibility for Research Services and the Enterprise Office.
Linda Cipoloni – Short Courses Administrator
Linda is a 3rd year student in the department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies. Linda is a student ambassador who, prior to short courses, has worked on other Enterprise department projects and as a residential advisor.
David Kuper – Head of Contracts and IP
David is a practising solicitor who has been working with Goldsmiths for over 10 years.
In addition to providing expert legal advice in connection with our academic research and business collaborations, he is also now assisting with business development in general and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) in particular.
David was previously a partner at Forsyth Simpson LLP, a boutique West End law firm specialising in intellectual property and patent litigation.
Prior to training as a solicitor, David worked in IT and telecommunications including with Cable & Wireless and Cisco Systems.
He has also been involved in high-tech start-up and spin-out companies, most notably as co-founder of NMP ForceDecks, a sports technology company which was successfully built up and sold to Vald Performance in 2018.
Majidur Rahman – Business Engagement Officer
Majid joined the team in February 2019 initially part-time whilst completing his masters at Goldsmiths. Since September 2019 he has been working full time.
In addition to managing the telemarking centre, he is responsible for supporting various business engagement projects at Goldsmiths working with a number of academic departments and external partners.
Jennie San – Secretary (temporary)
Jennie joined the Enterprise office at the beginning of 2019, and also works with the Research Office. She now divides her time between both departments.
Tom Steer – Business Engagement Officer
Tom joined Goldsmiths in December having previously studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and worked in their Enterprise team.
Tom’s role is to support various business engagement projects at Goldsmiths working with a number of academic departments and external partners.
David Oswell – Pro-Warden, Research and Enterprise
David Oswell started off teaching part-time at the Polytechnic of North London while completing an MA in Film and Television Studies at the Polytechnic of Central London and researching for his PhD based at the Open University.
David then got a first full-time lecturing post in media and cultural studies at Staffordshire University in 1993.
He finally completed a PhD and moved down to the Department of Human Sciences at Brunel University in 1995.
At Brunel, David got the first taste of science and technology studies from Steve Woolgar, Mike Lynch and Alan Irwin and had to proffer the pretence of knowing the field as Director of Graduate Studies at the Centre for Research into Innovation, Culture and Technology (CRICT).
David then moved to the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths College in 2001.
In his early years at Goldsmiths, David's research and teaching developed around cultural theory, technology, organisation, and social life.
But, in recent years his writing has been firmly based around a set of questions and issues concerning the social life of children and childhood, children’s rights, and the way in which knowledge and images of children circulate and get used and manoeuvred.
From 2013 to 2016, David was Head of the Department of Sociology and is currently Pro-Warden Research & Enterprise.
Siân Prime – Academic Lead for Enterprise
Siân is Deputy Director for Goldsmiths’ Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE).
She is Director of the MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship and has worked with Adrian De La Court to develop Synapse, a service that is available to all students (and staff) at Goldsmiths and develops entrepreneurial thinking and potential.
Siân also teaches on the MA Social Entrepreneurship programme - as well as on Goldsmiths’ MSc Digital Entrepreneurship, MSc Management of Innovation and MA Prospects of Innovation courses, the MA Fashion and MA Design & Innovation based in Design.
Co-Investigator into new digital business models and online audience development approaches with Coney and the Department of Computing and has just accepted a contract from Routledge to write a book on Cultural and Creative projects and sustainability.
Professor Jonathan Freeman – Academic Lead for Knowledge Exchange
Jonathan is a leading expert in media psychology and human factors of digital media.
Taking as his starting point fundamental psychology research and methods, Jonathan has developed and applied a body of knowledge to the evaluation and optimization of digital media products and services, focusing both on user experience and from the user and provider perspective on delivering, monetizing and experiencing better digital media products and services.
- Business Engagement Manager – Vacancy
- Deputy Director, Research and Enterprise – Vacancy
- Short Courses and Knowledge Exchange Manager – Vacancy