Senior Lecturer, Experience Design, Cornwall Business School

Helen Worthington is a Senior Lecturer at Falmouth University, having joined the Cultural Management & Production department in 2012 and migrating to Cornwall Business School in 2020. She is also a Module Leader for Creative Events Management MA with Falmouth Flexible Learning. As an alumnus of Lancaster University, and senior manager within the arts and third sectors, she has a background in consortium development, partnerships, orchestral touring, project, festival and event management and volunteer management.

Helen has delivered high-level international projects, partnerships and large-scale tours for professional orchestras, performing artists, festivals, venues and productions. More recently, Helen focused on re-imagining business models in the digital landscape, which included creative development of emerging live performance concepts for new audiences, and digital recording solutions. She was Chief Executive of a charity in Cornwall, before transitioning into education full time, although maintains her links to industry in a non-executive director capacity.

Attracting industry awards for achievements in innovation, a notable feature of Helen's experience was her long-standing, multi-layered partnership with the LSO, with whom she pioneered orchestral touring in India and brokered a digital partnership on behalf of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge. She became a senior creative director at Intermusica, establishing a new division dedicated to diversifying core business in the digital landscape and developing new commercial offers in this area.

Helen was awarded a PGCHE in 2019, and holds certificates in Management & Leadership Development and Effective Business Influencing. In 2012, she received multiple Excellence awards as a site and volunteer manager for the London Ambassadors during the Olympic Games. She has been a contributor at industry events, and conducted business in China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, India, and throughout Europe.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2019 Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education Falmouth University
2003 BA (Hons) Music & French Studies Lancaster University

Honors and awards

Year Description

3 x Falmouth University 'You're Brilliant' student awards


Artist Manager of the Year Award (ABO/Rhinegold)


Outstanding Contribution to Music

Membership of external committees

Institute of Travel & Tourism


Areas of teaching

  • business innovation
  • Cultural Management
  • digital events
  • event design
  • Event Management
  • law & intellectual property
  • Music Management
  • Project Management
  • research for events
  • sustainable events management
  • tour management

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Creative Event Management
  • MA Creative Event Management
  • BA(Hons) Sustainable Festivals Management
  • BA(Hons) Popular Music
  • BA(Hons) Music
  • BA(Hons) Creative Music Technology

Policy engagement within Cornwall

Engagement with organisations which contribute to the development of educational, cultural or socio-economic policies in Cornwall

Partnership Officer & Chief Executive of Safer Stronger Consortium
Director of CIC, The Soul Tent Initiative, Cornwall