The Team


Hub Manager

Alison is the manager of the REACT Hub. Her role includes overseeing the successful implementation of processes and procedures across the five Universities and Watershed. Alison has a background in collaborative research projects in the arts, having worked on a portfolio of projects at UWE's Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) between 2007 - 2012.

Executive Producer

Clare Reddington is the Creative Director of Watershed. She joined Watershed in 2004 to work with HP Labs on utility computing animation project SE3D. Clare leads the Pervasive Media Studio, engagement and cinema teams in Watershed, working with industry, academic and creative partners to support talent and champion new ideas. Clare was a finalist in the British Council's UK Young Interactive Entrepreneur 2009 and featured in Wired magazine's 100 people who shape the Wired world. Clare is also Executive Producer of REACT hub and a Visiting Professor at University of the West of England.

Project co-ordinator

Fiona is our project co-ordinator. Her background is in broadcast television – producing, directing and developing documentaries for the BBC, ITV and C4 in London.  She also produced educational programmes for College of Law Media and started her working life in Communications at Amnesty International.

Managing Producer

Jo is our Managing Producer. She has produced a number of our Sandboxes and looked after the growth and development of our projects. With a background supporting collaboration between academics and wider society at the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Jo has developed a strange penchant for obscure pieces of arcane knowledge and wants to share it with the world.


Jon Dovey is Professor of Screen Media at UWE Bristol.  Jon spent the first 15 years of his working life in video production, as a researcher, editor and  producer in documentary and experimental video, co founding original scratch artists Gorilla Tapes in 1984. His current research practices are in Pervasive Media, Documentary Studies, Cultural Value, Creative Citizenship and Knowledge Exchange for Innovation. He is the Director of REACT.


Katherine is a Producer for REACT, and was in charge of bringing our Rooms Festival to life, as well as supporting REACT projects to develop and grow. She joined the team from National Theatre Wales, where she worked as a part of the creative team dreaming up and then producing the digital elements of productions, and also managing the wider portfolio of creative digital projects.

Research Fellow

Simon Moreton is our Research Fellow. He researches and writes about the politics, and impacts of collaborative work. He designed REACT's research process, monitored the progress of the Hub for reporting purposes, documented the development of funded projects and ran the REACT websites. He has a PhD in Human Geography and has worked on projects exploring affordable studio provision for artists in London, the Hamilton House project in Stokes Croft, and online crafting communities.

Simon is also an artist, making zines and comics.

Extended Team

Associate Dean for Research at the University of Bath

DanaĆ« leads the CREATE group evaluating the effects of novel technologies on collaborative learning. She is an investigator on the EPSRC Cityware programme, evaluating  impacts of mobile technologies on audiences across heritage environments. Danae is a co-director of REACT.

Professor of Digital Economy at the University of Cardiff

Ian holds the Chair of Digital Economy at Cardiff University. Ian’s interests include the impact of digital communications technology on journalism, media, intellectual property issues and the creative economy. Ian is a co-director of REACT

Head of Drama, Senior Lecturer at University of Exeter

Stephen is  Associate Professor in Live Art and Spatial Practices at the Univeristy of Exeter a core member of Wrights & Sites, a group of artist-researchers with a special relationship to site, city/landscape and walking. Stephen is a co-director of REACT.

Prof. of Social History, Head of Subject (History), University of Bristol

Tim's research interests lie broadly within the area of Holocaust Studies. He is specifically interested in the implementation of the Holocaust in Hungary, particularly the spatiality of ghettoization and questions of gender and the Holocaust.Tim is a co-director of REACT