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Team

Dr Emma Ives – Business Advisor

Emma joined the Firstport team in July 2021. Her background is in project management, training management and research.

Emma joined the Firstport team in July 2021. Her background is in project management, training management and research. She worked with Glasgow-based charity TRC, developing and managing training programmes for professionals in the television and digital sectors. Her event management experience included five years as the Festival Coordinator with the biennial visual arts festival Glasgow International, as well as work with independent curators. Emma has a Ph.D. in Management from the University of St Andrews – in partnership between Dundee Contemporary Arts and Creative Scotland – as well a masters in Managing in the Creative Industries and a postgraduate diploma in Career Guidance and Development. Her love of research and supporting arts, cultural and heritage organisations to achieve their goals, stretched beyond academia to work with arts organisations and commercial research consultancies, including Scottish Contemporary Arts Network, BOP, and Vis-à-vis Agency.