Suzy is a curator and academic working at the nexus of art, science, technology and innovation. Her work explores the central role that artistic knowledge, methods and tools play in securing sustainable and inclusive growth within our local economies, while enabling our natural and cultural environments and communities to thrive.
Current research focuses on the role of curatorial processes in brokering cross sector collaborations between the Cultural and Creative industries, Higher Education and non-arts industries. She specialises in devising public engagement, digital arts, and creative innovation projects that nurture meaningful participation with diverse local communities and stakeholders with complex societal challenges. In recent years this has included; One Cell At A Time, a national, digital arts and science project for the Human Cell Atlas; a programme of creative innovation projects that ‘fused’ arts, research and digital technology expertise for Creative Fuse North East; and the delivery and global scale up of the award-winning creative education start-up Little Inventors, successfully delivering projects in over thirty five countries. Suzy currently works as an academic at University of Sunderland and a freelance curator.