Dr Caroline Murphy is Associate Director for Research & Partnerships at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Over the past 25 years Caroline has held a variety of leadership roles in the cultural sector, focussing on strategic planning, cross sector partnerships, participation and engagement programmes and impact assessment strategies. Caroline previously led cultural partnership collaborations with the higher education sector in her role at Northumbria University. Her doctoral research focused on the pedagogy of creative writing and the positioning of writing and writers in educational policy. She has been a member of the New Writing North board since 2014.