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Deborah Dickinson

Programme Director

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology

Contact Information


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ALG28B, College Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Deborah Dickinson is a leading creative entrepreneur and academic who developed this programme and a range of other creative industries courses at City University London since 1998.

She has over twenty-five years' professional experience within the music and events industry, including artiste management, independent record production and distribution, international tour management, music promotion, festival management and creative career development consultancy.

She balances extensive industry experience within an academic framework to develop innovative, practical and functional modules for the Creative Industries degree.


Conference paper/proceedings

  1. (2017). Developing competencies or skills in Higher Education. Learning at City Developing theory into practice in HE 21 Jun 2017 – 21 Feb 2017, City, University of London.

Other Activities


  1. Mentor for a British Council sponsored mentoring scheme in Khartoum, Sudan for re introduction of the Khartoum International Music Festival after Sudan separation. Duration June - November 2011.