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Kerry Wilson

Kerry Wilson

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Biography

AHRC Leadership Fellow 2017-19

Kerry joined LJMU in 2008 as Senior Lecturer on the MA Cultural Leadership programme, based within the faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies. Since 2010, she has been Head of Research at the Institute of Cultural Capital, a leading cultural policy research centre jointly hosted by LJMU and the University of Liverpool.

Prior to joining LJMU in 2008 she held research posts at Leeds Business School; Department of Information Studies at the University of Sheffield; and the University of Liverpool Management School. She has led a number of research and evaluation projects covering varied aspects of cultural work, its value and impact, for a range of commissioning organisations and funding bodies including the British Council, MLA, Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council. Kerry’s research interests, in a cultural sector context, include professional identities, ethics and codes of practice; instrumental value and public policy; and cross-sector communities of practice.

She began her academic career in the library and information management discipline, focusing on the organisational development and social value of public libraries, and continues to prioritise research with library and museum sectors. In 2017, her work in the field was recognised by the award of a mid-career Leadership Fellowship by the AHRC. The award funds a two-year study of ethical dimensions of collaborative practice between museum and library sectors and partner agencies working in two priority public policy areas, including public health and wellbeing and prison education reform.

Publications

Highlighted publications

Wilson KM. 2018. COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE DEVELOPMENT Library Management, 39 :518-529 DOI Public Url

Wilson KM. 2015. The Political Value of Museums in Dementia Care Robertson H. The Caring Museum: New Models of Engagement with Ageing :360-385 Museums etc. Edinburgh 978-1-910144-62-6 Publisher Url

Wilson K, Corrall S. Developing public library managers as leaders: evaluation of national leadership training programme Library Management, 29 :473-488 DOI

Birdi B, Wilson K, Cocker J. The public library, exclusion and empathy: a literature review. Library Review, 57 :576-592 DOI

Wilson K, Halpin E. Convergence and professional identity in the academic library. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 38 :79-91 DOI

Journal article

Wilson KM. 2018. COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE DEVELOPMENT Library Management, 39 :518-529 DOI Public Url

Wilson KM. 2016. Empathy, Professionalism and Cultural Connections Journal of Heritage Interpretation, 21 :24-26

Wilson KM, Birdi B. 2008. Public Libraries and Social Inclusion: How empathic are we? Library and Information Update, 7 :32-34

Wilson K, Train B. 2006. Business information service delivery within a regional context - The role of public libraries: Report of research projects in Yorkshire and the North West Business Information Review, 23 :50-57 DOI

Wilson KM, Usherwood B, Bryson J. 2005. Perceptions of archives, libraries and museums in modern Britain. Library & Information Research, 29 :50-57 Publisher Url

Wilson KM, Train B. 2005. Give me a Break: Championing the development of reader-centred initiatives Public Library Journal, 20 :22-25

Usherwood B, Wilson K, Bryson J. 2005. Relevant repositories of public knowledge? Libraries, museums and archives in 'the information age' Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 37 :89-98 DOI

Wilson KM, Birdi B, Mansoor S. What we should strive for is Britishness: an attitudinal investigation of ethnic diversity and the public library. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 44 :118-128 DOI Author Url

Wilson K, Birdi B, Tso HM. 'The nature and role of empathy in Librarianship' Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 41 :81-89 DOI

Wilson K, Corrall S. Developing public library managers as leaders: evaluation of national leadership training programme Library Management, 29 :473-488 DOI

Birdi B, Wilson K, Cocker J. The public library, exclusion and empathy: a literature review. Library Review, 57 :576-592 DOI

Wilson K, Halpin E. Convergence and professional identity in the academic library. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 38 :79-91 DOI

Wilson K, Train B. Marketing library services to children and young people: the role of Schools Library Services. New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship, 12 :147-161 DOI

Wilson K, Train B. The lifelong impact of lifelong learning: using qualitative evaluation to measure the less tangible outcomes of adult basic education. Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 8 :14-26

Wilson K, Train B. Business Information Service delivery within a regional context: the role of public libraries. Business Information Review, 23 :50-57

Usherwood B, Wilson K, Bryson J. Relevant repositories of public knowledge? Libraries, museums and archives in the ‘information age’. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 37 :91-100

LLewellyn DJ, Wilson K. The controversial role of personality traits in entrepreneurial psychology. Education + Training, 45 :341-345

Report

Wilson KM, Whelan G. 2016. Developing Tier 2 Skills for Good Dementia Care: An Evaluation of House of Memories Pilot Train the Trainer Programme 2016 Publisher Url

Wilson KM, Whelan G. 2014. An Evaluation of House of Memories Dementia Training Programme: Midlands Model Publisher Url

Wilson KM, Grindrod L. 2013. An evaluation of House of Memories dementia training programme: Northern Model Publisher Url

Wilson KM, O'Brien D. 2012. It's not the Winning: Reconsidering the Cultural City Publisher Url

Conference publication

Wilson KM. 2015. Social Prescribing and the Cultural Determinants of Wellbeing in the UK 7th Annual International Arts and Health Conference

Wilson KM. 2013. House of Memories: The contextual value of museums in dementia care Museums Association Conference & Exhibition

Wilson KM. 2013. Instrumental Culture: the challenge of digitizing cultural values, experience and social impact 39th International Conference on Social Theory, Politics & the Arts

Macpherson A, Antonacopoulou E, Wilson K. Practicing Communities of Practice: Translating Strategy into Situated Learning. International Conference on Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities (OLKC). Publisher Url

Wilson K. Rhetoric and Reality in Social Inclusion Policy and Practice: experiences and attitudes of public service sector staff. Beyond Social Inclusion: Towards a More Equal Society? Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP) 25th Anniversary International Conference

Wilson K. Impact of the Non-inclusive Organisation on the Delivery of Socially Inclusive Public Services Australian Social Policy Conference

Macpherson A, Antonacopoulou E, Wilson K. Managing Communities of Practice for Organizational Learning: Measuring Maturity ‘Learning across Levels: Creating capability through building belief’ Symposium: Academy of Management Conference

Wilson KM. A question of ethics: careful communities of practice and affective cultural work Care in the Media and Cultural Industries: CAMEo Conference 2018

Wilson KM, Whelan G. Beyond the Ratio: Researching the social value of arts on prescription 1st International Social Prescribing Research Conference Publisher Url

Chapters

Wilson KM. 2015. The Political Value of Museums in Dementia Care Robertson H. The Caring Museum: New Models of Engagement with Ageing :360-385 Museums etc. Edinburgh 978-1-910144-62-6 Publisher Url

Wilson KM, Burns S. 2010. Trends in Leadership Writing and Research: a short review of the leadership literature Kay S, Venner K. A Cultural Leadership Reader :86-95 Cultural Leadership Programme. London 978-0-7287-1487-8 Publisher Url

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Research Grants Awarded:

Arts and Humanities Research Council: Leadership Fellows [mid-career], Instrumental Values: Professional ethics in collaborative cultural work, Grant value (£): 142,675, Duration of research project: 18 months. 2017

Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Art of Social Prescribing: Informing policy on creative interventions in mental health care, Grant value (£): 23,405, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2015

Arts Council England, Evaluation of national Libraries Development Initiative, Grant value (£): £49,875, Duration of research project: 15 months. 2013

Professional activities

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow (FRSA), RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), https://www.thersa.org/fellowship. 2018

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU Global Challenge Research Fund 2018, The value of museums in meeting the global dementia challenge, Grant value (£): 7088, Duration of research project: 3 months. 2018

Arts and Humanities Research Council: Leadership Fellows [mid-career], Instrumental Values: Professional ethics in collaborative cultural work, Grant value (£): 142,675, Duration of research project: 18 months. 2017

National Museums Liverpool, Evaluation of the Pilot House of Memories Train the Trainer Programme, Grant value (£): 2,500, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2015

Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Art of Social Prescribing: Informing policy on creative interventions in mental health care, Grant value (£): 23,405, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2015

National Museums Liverpool, Evaluation of House of Memories dementia training programme: Midlands Model, Grant value (£): 5,000, Duration of research project: 5 months. 2014

Arts and Humanities Research Council, In Harmony Liverpool Research Network, Grant value (£): £31,697, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2013

Arts Council England, Evaluation of national Libraries Development Initiative, Grant value (£): £49,875, Duration of research project: 15 months. 2013

National Museums Liverpool, Evaluation of House of Memories dementia training programme: Northern Model, Grant value (£): 5,000, Duration of research project: 4 months. 2013

Arts and Humanities Research Council, Connecting communities via culture-led regeneration - exploring incentive and momentum with UK City of Culture 2013 shortlisted candidates, Grant value (£): £29,811, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2012

North West Development Agency, Continuing Professional Development in Liverpool City Region’s Arts and Cultural Sector, Grant value (£): 10,000, Duration of research project: 8 months. 2011

Fellowships:

Instrumental Values: Professional ethics in collaborative cultural work (mid-career AHRC Leadership Fellowship), Arts and Humanities Research Council, http://iccliverpool.ac.uk/?research=instrumental-values-professional-ethics-in-collaborative-cultural-work. 2017

Award:

HEFCE Promising Researcher Fellowship Scheme: collaborative research minor sabbatical award, £5,000. Funded Visiting Fellowship with Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Australia January-February 2010, to conduct comparative research on experiences of cultural sector leaders in Australia and UK (‘Social Policy, Belief and Responsibility in the Arts’)., Liverpool John Moores University. 2009

The Alexander Wilson Outstanding Paper Award: Library Management, 29 (6/7). 2009 Awards for Excellence, Emerald Literati Network.. 2009

The R.D. MacLeod Outstanding Paper Award: Library Review, 57 (8). 2009 Awards for Excellence, Emerald Literati Network.. 2009