Over the course of 20 years, OPENspace has established a thriving, multi-disciplinary team of researchers, advisors and support professionals with a diverse knowledge and skills base and a commitment to collaborative working.

The OS team at the AHRC Research in Film Awards 2018 (Image courtesy of Jo Thompson)


Our Directors are:

  • Professor Catharine Ward Thompson
  • Professor Simon Bell

Read more about our Directors

Research Fellows and Associates

Our Research Fellows are:

  • Dr Charlotte Wendelboe-Nelson
  • Dr Antonio Ross-Perez
  • Dr Karen Berry
  • Dr Scott Ogletree
  • Professor Jenny Roe (Honorary)

Our Associates are:

  • Professor Emeritus Peter Aspinall

Read more about our Research Fellows and Associates

Professional Support 

OPENspace Research Centre Officer:

  • Nicole Porter

Research Centre Support Assistant:

  • Roxanne Wong

Read more about our Professional Support team

Partners and Clients

We are grateful to the extended OPENspace community – drawn from the public, not-for-profit and commercial sectors – for the support they provide as both funders of, and partners to, our research, including acting as project advisory group members.

Browse a full list of OPENspace research partners and clients

We are also grateful to the many other research centres throughout Scotland, the UK and beyond with whom we collaborate, and to the following former members of our team who have contributed to our success over the last 15 years:

  • Dr Carolina Mayen Huerta (Research Associate)
  • Dr Caroline Pearce (Research Associate)
  • Dr Sara Tilley (Research Fellow)
  • Dr Susana Alves (Research Associate)
  • Dr Katherine Brookfield (Research Fellow)
  • Dr Angela Curl (Research Associate)
  • Dr Catherine Findlay (Research Fellow)
  • Dr Catherine Millington (Research Associate)
  • Dr Nina Morris (Research Associate)
  • Dr Agnès Patuano (Research Assistant)  
  • Dr Eva Silveirinha de Oliveira (Research Fellow)
  • Dr Katherine Southwell (Research Fellow)
  • Dr Takemi Sugiyama (Research Associate)
  • Dr Affonso Zuin (Research Associate)

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