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The trAce Management Board comprises

Catherine Byron
Catherine Byron trained as a medievalist at Somerville College Oxford, and currently teaches writing and medieval literature halftime at the Nottingham Trent University. Her other life is as a poet. Work-in-progress: narratives of the inscribed flesh, from abattoir to boudoir. Her sixth poetry collection The Getting of Vellum (2000) is inspired by her ongoing creative collaboration with Dublin-based artist and calligrapher Denis Brown. Their joint works on vellum and glass have been exhibited in major galleries throughout Europe. Her webpoem Renderers, commissioned by the Poetry Society, was created during a trAce attachment. In 2001 the British Council in India invited her to Delhi and Mumbai to talk about this project. She is a member of the trAce Management Board. Web:

Dr Linda Candy
Dr Linda Candy is a Senior Research Fellow in the Key Centre of Design Computing and Cognition, the University of Sydney. She is currently research manager for the CRC Construction Innovation project on Team Collaboration in High Bandwidth Virtual Environments. She has a first degree in English and French, University of Adelaide, a Masters in Computer Aided Learning, De Montfort University, Leicester and a doctorate in Computer Science from Loughborough University. She was research manager and principal scientist for COSTART: ‘Studies of Computer Support for Creative Work: Artists and Technologists in Collaboration’ an EPSRC, UK funded project. Her main research areas include interaction design, creative knowledge work and HCI usability and evaluation methods. She has published widely on these topics. She has been a member of international conference program committees, including the ACM Intelligent User Interfaces 1997, EUROPIA’97 and ’98, and CAPS’98, France. She has conducted a number of projects in collaboration with industry including BAE Systems, EADS, Saab and Lotus Engineering. She is Co-Chair of the International Symposium on Creativity and Cognition and is Co-Chair of the 3rd International Conference on Strategic Knowledge and Concept Formation. She has been invited to present her work in Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. She is an honorary associate of University of Technology, Sydney

Matthew Clegg
Arts Council England, East Midlands

Nik Gill
Management Accountant, The Nottingham Trent University

Dr Lynne Hapgood (Chair)
Head of the English Division at Nottingham Trent University, is currently Acting Manager of trAce. Her research interests include late 19th century social problem novels, especially the discourses of poverty; the socialist novel, issues of the relationship between history and fiction; Early 20th century fiction, especially the development of the English tradition and its relationship with modernism and the cosmopolitan; the suburbs in fiction; Other interests include the role of late 19th century women activists; the public and the private, and women's voice in politics. more

Professor Andrew Hugill
Andrew Hugill (b.1957) is a composer, writer and Professor of Music at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. In 1998 he founded a Recording Studio and launched the Music Technology programme at De Montfort University, where he is now also co-director of the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Group and the Digital Arts Laboratory. Hugill's compositions have been performed and broadcast worldwide. They include the internet composition Symphony for Cornwall (1999) and Island Symphony (1995) an electroacoustic (and subsequently orchestral) work inspired by St. George's Island. Timestretch for orchestra and live electronics, was premiered by the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2001. Nocturne for two pianos and percussion, was commissioned by BBC Radio 3 in 1997. Sonneries Parfumées for piano solo won a prize in the Piano2000 competition in Tokyo. Simon and Ennoia (1987) for small ensemble, was broadcast by the BBC in 1990. Hugill has also composed pieces inspired by the writings of Jean-Pierre Brisset: Les Origines. Hugill has worked on other aspects of French surrealist and pataphysical literature and is an occasional translator and editor for Atlas Press.

Professor Charles Oppenheim
Charles Oppenheim has been Professor of Information Science at Loughborough University since 1998. Prior to that, he held posts in academia and the electronic publishing industry. He is also Project Director of the Library and Information Statistics Unit (LISU).
He has been involved in legal issues in information work since the mid 1970s. He is author of "The Legal and Regulatory Environment for Electronic Information" (Infonortics, 2001) and the regular "Lislex" column in the Journal of Information Science. He was the co-author of the "Guide to the Practical Implications of the Data Protection Act 1998" (BSI, 1999).
His earliest research interest was patents information. In addition to this, he is interested in knowledge management, portals, citation studies, bibliometrics, national information policy, the electronic information and publishing industries, ethical issues and issues to do with the digital library and the Internet. He is also interested in the economics of information, especially methods of valuing information and intangible assets in industry, and the economics of the electronic publishing industries and of electronic libraries.
Charles is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. He is a member of the Legal Advisory Board of the European Commission. He was the Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords’ Inquiry into the Information Superhighway. He is a regular contributor to conferences and to the professional literature, and is on the editorial board of a number of professional and learned journals.

Laraine Porter
Laraine Porter is a Director of Broadway Media Centre and "Out of Sight", Broadway's Film and TV Archive Festival. She is also on the board of MACE, the Media Archive for Central England.

Jennifer Spencer
Jennifer Spencer is Director of Corporate Affairs at Nottingham Trent University where she has overall responsibility for Corporate Affairs including the Press Office, Marketing Services (and Creative Services), Development and Alumni, Schools and Colleges Liaison, Web Development.

Stevie Vanhegan
Stevie Vanhegan is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Nottingham Trent University. Working with intending teachers and lecturers, as well as in-service teachers, much of her work focuses on the effective use of IT as a tool for teaching and learning, in whatever subject. She is particularly interested in Internet technologies and works part-time for the Open University, tutoring on a fully on-line course about the Internet. The creative arts are something of a mystery to her, although she appreciates a good read - paper, audio, hypertext.

Helen Whitehead - Observer
Helen Whitehead is a writer and editor and Manager of Education and Training at trAce. She has worked with online media since 1985, with interests which include scientific databases, hypertext fiction and digital literacy in education. Qualified to teach adults, she holds an MA in Writing from The Nottingham Trent University. She is editor of Kids on the Net .


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