Paul Egglestone

Professor Paul Egglestone is Head of School of Creative Industries at the University of Newcastle. His work bringing together makers, communities and technology spans almost two decades and is recognised nationally and internationally. In 2018 he set up the Future Arts, Science and Technology Laboratory [FASTLab] as a collaborative translational research hub to deliver transformational research with global impact. Before moving to Australia in 2017 Paul founded the successful Media Innovation Studio in the UK doing cool things with people in large media organisations like the BBC, Haymarket and Google. He’s done a few other awesome things like setting up the Civic Drone Centre, having his work nominated in the top 100 design ideas displayed at the London Design Museum and making a few dozen TV documentaries for UK and international broadcasters.