Amanda joined City in 2009 and works within and across multi-disciplinary teams in CebAI - the National Centre for Creativity enabled by AI. CebAI's purpose is to build technology that supports and inspires people to be their most creative self when it comes to problem solving, collaboration and everyday interaction.
Examples of previous work projects include JECT.AI and Boosting Resilience. JECT.AI supports creativity through a tool that makes it easier to find new story ideas and angles by presenting articles, individuals and cartoons associated with a topic, but also by offering various options to explore concepts, visuals and data in a novel way: https://ject.ai/ Boosting Resilience: Survival Skills for the New Normal is an intense, boundary-pushing and catalytic two year Executive Learning programme running from 2017 to 2020: http://www.boostingresilience.net/ It aims to enable senior staff from England-based arts and cultural organisations, music education hubs, museums and library services to develop new approaches to making the most of Creative Assets and Intellectual Property.
Other recent work has involved project management of Nominet funded Extraordinary Evidence supporting an SME in digitizing part of its current business. In addition to organising and managing multi-disciplinary workshops involving public participation for the arts, technology and energy domains as part of a number of different research projects. These projects have been commissioned to evaluate public services, including service design and delivery, cost effectiveness and value for money. She has a Bachelors in Economics and Geography from Newcastle University and completed a PhD in the Centre for Public Policy at Northumbria University, investigating cultural urban regeneration.
- PhD, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
- Research Fellow, City, University London, Jun 2009 – present
- Brown, A. and Powell, S. (2012). Multiple Facets of People and Place: Exploring Youth Identity and Aspirations in Madurai, South India. INNOVATIONS IN YOUTH RESEARCH (pp. 121–142).
Conference papers and proceedings (6)
- Zachos, K., Lockerbie, J., Brown, A., Terwindt, S., Steele, S., Kyffin, A. … Maiden, N. (2022). A multi-technique tool for supporting creative thinking by sports coaches. C&C '22: Creativity and Cognition. doi:10.1145/3527927.3535199
- Maiden, N., Zachos, K., Brown, A., Nyre, L., Holm, B., Tonheim, A.N. … Apostolou, D. (2019). Evaluating the Use of Digital Creativity Support by Journalists in Newsrooms. C&C '19: Creativity and Cognition. doi:10.1145/3325480.3325484
- Zachos, K., Apostolou, D., Paraskevopoulos, F., Ientsek, S., Maiden, N., Brown, A. … Mentzas, G. (2018). Creative Information Exploration in Journalism. 2018 9th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA) 23-25 July. doi:10.1109/iisa.2018.8633593
- Maiden, N., Zachos, K., Brown, A., Brock, G., Nyre, L., Nygård Tonheim, A. … Evans, J. (2018). Making the News. CHI '18: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. doi:10.1145/3173574.3174049
- Kernan, M.A., Rich, M., Brown, A. and Holtham, C. (2017). Educating innovative leaders for the unordered world of VUCA. Knowledge Management in the 21st Century: Resilience, Creativity, Co-Creation St Petersburg, Russia.
- Dove, G., Jones, S., Dykes, J., Brown, A. and Duffy, A. (2013). Using data visualization in creativity workshops. C&C '13: Creativity and Cognition 2013. doi:10.1145/2466627.2466665
Journal articles (2)
- Maiden, N., Lockerbie, J., Zachos, K., Wolf, A. and Brown, A. (2023). Designing new digital tools to augment human creative thinking at work: An application in elite sports coaching. Expert Systems, 40(3). doi:10.1111/exsy.13194.
- Maiden, N., Zachos, K., Brown, A., Apostolou, D., Holm, B., Nyre, L. … van den Beld, A. (2020). Digital creativity support for original journalism. Communications of the ACM, 63(8), pp. 46–53. doi:10.1145/3386526.