Contributors - O

Kate Oakley

Kate Oakley is a writer and policy analyst, specialising in the creative industries and regional development. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, where she is involved in a variety of research projects, currently including a study of arts and education. She is also an international member of the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation, at the same faculty.
In 2000, she was the author, together with Charles Leadbeater, of The Independents, a groundbreaking study of Britains cultural entrepreneurs, and Surfing the Long Wave, a look at networks in the UKs knowledge economy.

From 2000 to 2002, Kate worked as Director of Research Programmes at the Local Futures Group, a geography think tank, where she led on delivering Local Futures research projects on e-governance, (The Local Internet Futures programme), skills (the Learning Economies Programme) and the creative industries.

In addition to being a long time Associate of Demos, Kate is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an associate of Burns Owens Partnership (BOP) a leading consultancy on cultural and creative industries. She is a member of the Advisory Group for IPPRs Intellectual Property and the Public Sphere Project and a member of FOCI (Forum on Creative Industries). She is on the editorial board of Games and Culture, a journal about interactive media, published by Sage.

Jules Odendahl

Jules Odendahl is a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Communication Studies department with a specialization in Performance Studies. Her dissertation, titled Bodies of Evidence: Violation, Performance and Display, is a visual ethnography of the representational performances of various subcultural groups including lesbian fetishists, female criminals, Female-to-Male pre-operative transsexuals and self-defined "freaks." Her research interests include feminist acting and directing, performative writing and visual cultural studies, and she is the co-founder of Bold Maids Productions, a feminist performance group, om Durham, North Carolina.

Jane O'Sullivan

Jane O’Sullivan is a Senior Lecturer in English at UNE, and her research interests include Women’s and Gender Studies and twentieth century literature.