Senior Lecturer, Business and Experience Design
Clare Hearn is Senior Lecturer in Business and Experience Design. She leads on MA Creative Events Management, a new digital international postgraduate programme, and and teaches on BA(Hons) Creative Events Management, which she co-wrote, and on BA(Hons) Music, Theatre & Entertainment Management.
Clare is passionate about developing creative events practitioners who can bring a combination of academic theory, practical ability and a flair for innovation to the global creative industries.
Clare came to her current role at Falmouth University as a highly experienced event and project manager working with the cultural sector and creative industries. She has a strong background in the museums and galleries sector in particular and was co-founder of an award winning events company which delivered a breadth of projects throughout the cultural, corporate and community sectors.
She continues to act as industry consultant on sustainable experience design and community engagement.
|2000||MA Classical Heritage||Bristol University|
|1998||BA Classical Studies||Bristol University|
Membership of external committeesInternational Festivals and Events Association Global Student Chapter Committee
Research interests and expertise
Clare is currently working on a range of projects including:
Death and Experience Design
Co-creating Sustainable Festivals
Digital learning: designing fluid collaboration
Publications and research outputs
Hearn, Clare(2021), Re-imagining the Feast: ritual commensality and funerary experience, In: The 15th Annual Conference on the Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal: Diversity and Decolonisation, 1st - 4th September 2021, Manchester Met University, (Published)
Hearn, Clare(2019), Death & Experience Design: a case study of trans-disciplinary teaching & learning, In: AEME Conference 2019, 3rd July 2019, University of Hertfordshire
Hearn, Clare(2019), Death, design and the funeral event, In: AEME Conference 2019, 3rd July 2019, University of Hertfordshire
Hearn, Clare(2018), digital events studies: �from constructivism to connectivism, In: AEME conference 2018, 4th - 5th July 2018, Leeds, (Submitted)
Hearn, Clare(2019), Experience Design at the End of Life, In: An Extra PLace at the Table, MOTH, Falmouth
Hearn, Clare(2016), Digitisation of City of Lights (Arts Council England grant evaluation report)
Association of Event Management Education conference 2018
Areas of teaching
- Critical Context
- Cultural Theory
- Professional Practice
- BA(Hons)Creative Events Management
- BA(Hons) Music Theatre & Entertainment Management
- MA Creative Events Management
- BA(Hons) Technical Theatre Arts
Independent professional practice
Clare continues to undertake freelance consultancy on a number of cultural projects. She also trains cultural managers across the south west region.