Dr Sukhpreet Singh
- Senior Lecturer and CREATe Programme Leader (School of Law)
Dr Sukhpreet Singh leads the research development, knowledge exchange and public outreach functions for CREATe, a multi-million pound RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models, based at the University of Glasgow. Sukhpreet is an experienced change leader with expertise in academic innovation, economic development and industrial engagement. As CREATe Programme Leader, he leads the Centre’s intellectual property research translation portfolio, helping to support partnerships, joint ventures, and international collaborations with academic and industry partners.
Dr. Singh has over 15 years of experience in research, academic innovation, internationalisation and business development, and brings with him valuable knowledge of the global media industry. With sought after expertise in IP rights management, he is one of the few European academics to be awarded an Educational Fellowship of the US based National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE 2009). Sukhpreet has consulted for blue chip companies such as JP Morgan Chase and Fremantlemedia. Throughout his career he has helped elevate university-based innovation enterprises that have led to the launch of numerous research products and services as well as generate social impact.
Dr Singh is one of the few international academics who specializes in the study of the ‘negative spaces in IP law’. His research on the ‘market based co-creative approaches to IP protection and exploitation’, funded by UK national research bodies (such as AHRC and ESRC), by industry, and by foreign government grants, is seen to have had an impact on professional practice in the television and video games industries.
Sukhpreet continues to engage in frontline tertiary level learning and teaching with online executive development programmes and Masters courses as well as contributing to society with free online short courses. In addition to English, Sukhpreet is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi and Assamese.
To discuss research, teaching or consultancy engagements, get in touch on email.
* ALCS Grant (2018) Writers Earnings Survey
- Grant value £15,000
- Output under development, see current survey on survey.alcs.co.uk
* Wikimedia Deutschland Grant (2017) Estimating the value of Wikimedia Commons to EU Business and Society
- Grant value 2,653
- Output under development
* ESRC/ University of Glasgow IAA Grant ES/M500471/1 (2017) ‘The modernisation of EU copyright rules in light of BREXIT’
- Grant value £3,318
- Output on http://www.create.ac.uk/brexit-and-copyright
* AHRC UK Grant AH/P013341/1 (2017-19) ‘Unlocking co-creative possibilities’
- Grant value £200,000 over 18 months
- Co-Investigator Role (PI Kretschmer)
* University of Glasgow BOLD Grant for Development of Masters Programme 2014-16
- Grant value £135,000 over 2 years to develop a new online executive level MSc / LLM
- Co-Investigator Role (with Co-I Erickson/ PI Kretschmer)
* EPSRC UK Grant EP/K039695/1 (2013-14): ‘Building Better Business Models: Capturing the Transformative Potential of the Digital Economy’
- Named Researcher Role in £1m consortium consisting of academics from City University (Cass Business School, London), Sussex, Glasgow, and LSE (PI Prof. C. Baden-Fuller, City)
- Grant value to Glasgow £75,000 (Co-I Kretschmer)
* The FRAPA Report 2011: Protecting Format Rights
- Funded by Government of North Rhine Westphalia (German State)
- Commissioned by the Format Recognition and Protection Association (FRAPA)
- Read output http://goo.gl/q8LLU7
* ESRC UK Grant RES-186-27-0012 (2008-09)
- Co-Applicant/ PI Kretschmer (Bournemouth University, UK)
- Grant value £32,000; Details and outputs on http://tvformats.bournemouth.ac.uk
- Outputs includes database of TV format rights disputes from 1987 to 2007, taxonomy of format rights disputes with statistically functional observations, model (published as a book chapter, and illustrated through 3 video case studies) explaining growth in television format rights trade in absence of a regulatory mechanism.
Executive Professional Programmes / Short Courses
- Course Leader (Media Economics & TV Format Exploitation) to Directors and Senior Managers of Vietnam Radio hosted at Bournemouth University in Nov 2014.
- Unit Leader (Media Strategy) on Skillset & Government of UK sponsored
Creative Media Leadership Award 2011.
- Short courses / training sessions in services management for clients such as the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, Indian Railways & ICICI Bank, from 2000 to 2003.
Membership of Professional Associations & Scholarly Societies
ELESIG Scotland Committee Member (2015-) ELESIG is a community of HE & FE researchers and practitioners involved in investigations of learners' experiences & uses of learning technology. Members share knowledge & practice and develop a shared repertoire of resources to benefit the community & the sector.
AiMM Founding Member (2011-) Advances in Media Management is a Bournemouth University led research cluster providing a platform for researchers to contribute knowledge in the field of media management. It also advises on Postgraduate, Undergraduate and Professional Development programmes as well as organizes events to disseminate the cluster’s knowledge.
EMMA Academic Member (2009-)TheEuropean Media Management Education Association is a forum for the exchange of ideas between HE media management teachers and European media industry to stimulate academic and intellectual interest in this area.
ISHTIP Academic Member (2009-)The International Society for the History & Theory of Intellectual Property supports scholarly investigation of the national histories of IPRs, &, of contemporary countertrends, laws & global norms to manage intellectual production & exchange.
NATPE Educational Fellow 2009 The National Association of Television Program Executives serves as the largest association of media professionals in the world. Its Education Foundation awards fellowships to enable inter-professional research and dialogue.