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Dr. Phil Holifield

University of Central Lancashire

Phil is based at UCLan in Preston and is currently managing business support projects mainly in design and technology areas. Working with academic staff and students in areas such as Games Design, Graphic Design, Animation, Fashion Design, Product Design, Video Production and Computing and Multimedia disciplines his role is to find opportunities for collaborative working between UCLan and business. This may take the form of student placements and internships, workshops and feasibility studies conducted by staff, or more in-depth Knowledge Transfer Partnerships part-funded by business and government grants.

Phil is a strong supporter of Creative Lancashire and sees the need for joined up thinking between education and local authorities in support of the Creative Industries as a force for economic development and job creation in Lancashire.