Professor Doris Ruth Eikhof
- Professor of Cultural Economy & Policy (Theatre, Film & Television Studies)
I am a critical creative economy scholar who specialises in diversity and inclusion in cultural work. My recent projects on the screen industries – film, TV, video games, animation – look to identify and remove structural barriers to inclusion. I am particularly interested in the things we do every day, consciously or unconsciously, that enable or close off opportunity for others.
As AHRC Leadership Fellow I currently lead the project Everyday Diversity in the UK Screen Industries (with BFI and Creative Diversity Network). I am the UK lead for the ORA-funded GEP Analysis study into gender equality policies in film (with Universities of Babelsberg, Rostock, Alberta and Deakin). I have worked on CDN’s Doubling Disability initiative, BAFTA’s 2020 British Academy Film Awards Review, the BFI’s Workforce Diversity Evidence Review (2018), One by one: building the digital literacies of UK museums (AHRC), the Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture in Scotland (AHRC, Nesta & Creative Scotland) as well as projects with Creative Scotland and various arts organisations.
I am a member of Creative Scotland’s EDI Advisory Group and the SIGN & XR Stories EDI Advisory Group. I was the founding Deputy Director of the CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies at the University of Leicester.
Before joining the University of Glasgow in June 2020, I worked at the Universities of Leicester, Stirling and Hamburg.
- Open Research Area for the Social Sciences (ANR, DFG, ESRC, SSHRC), GEP Analysis: Assessing, understanding and modelling the impact of gender equity policies in the film industry, with S. Loist, D. Verhoeven, E. Prommer & A. Coles (Apr 2021 – Mar 2024).
- BAFTA 2020 Nominations & Awards Review, Independent Expert Reviewer (Jun – Dec 2020).
- AHRC Leadership Fellowship Everyday diversity in the UK screen industries, with F. Hannah, S. Marsden (Apr 2019 – Oct 2021).
- Creative Diversity Network, Doubling Disability, with K. Randle, S. Marsden, K. Norman and M. Banks (Oct 2018 – Jan 2020).
- Women in View Canada, Evaluation of 5 in Focus and 2times more, with A. Coles (PI) (Mar 2018 – Mar 2019).
- AHRC Research Grant, One-by-One: Digital Skills for the Museums Sector, with R. Parry (PI) and S.-A. Barnes (Sep 2017 – Mar 2020).
- British Film Institute, Evidence Review Workforce Diversity in the UK Screen Sector, with J. Newsinger, D. Adley and D. Luchinskaya (Apr 2016 – Feb 2018).
- NESTA, AHRC and Creative Scotland, CReATeS Research Consortium for Digital R&D Fund for Arts and Culture in Scotland, with C. Squires (Co-I), P. Carmichael, T. Fenwick, N. Beech, N. MacKenzie, M. Grindle (Jun 2012 – Mar 2014).
- Scottish Universities Insight Institute, New Horizons for the Cultural Industries: Internationalisation, Leadership and Diversity, Programme of Enquiry, with C. Squires, N. Beech, N. MacKenzie (Sep – May 2013).
- Creative Scotland, Analysis of Creative Scotland’s 2011 Foundation Organisations Review Process, with A. Webb and S.A. Hurrell (Sep 2011 – Mar 2012).
- KTP Scotland, Knowledge Transfer Partnership, macrobert arts centre and Stirling Management School, with M. Mooken, S. Sacchetti, R. Sugden (Sep 2009 – Jul 2011).
I would welcome proposals for projects that examine inclusion, diversity and equality in cultural work, broadly conceived. Proposals should take a critical view of theory, policy and practice. They should be based on an intersectional understanding of diversity and inclusion and on a recognition of the need for structural change.
- Bale, Tiffany
Gender, Participation and Inequality in the UK’s film & TV costume workforce
- Wilcox, Meg
Who Drops The Mic? Investigating authentic and inclusive practice in podcasting
- Career Management in the Cultural Industries: An exploratory study of individual practices and strategies
- A capabilities approach for analysing creativity and play in different publics
- “We need arts as much as we need food. Our responsibility is for that to be possible”: Insights from Scottish cultural leaders on the changing landscape of their work
- Working in the UK Screen Industries (course convenor)
- Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation FTV
- Member of Creative Scotland's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group
- Member of SIGN & XR Stories EDI Advisory Board
- Member of the National Partnership for Culture Measuring Change Group (2020-2022)
- Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA)
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
- Deputy Director, CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies (2016-2020)
- Visiting academic, Deakin Business School, Deakin University, Australia (2019).
- Steering group member, Midlands Higher Education & Culture Forum (2018-2020)
- Visiting academic, Department of Sociology, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden (2014).
- Visiting academic, Department of Organization/Imagine Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhage, Denmark (2009).