Justin’s platform paper ‘After the Creative Industries: Platform Papers No. 47‘ has been widely influential in the sector.
Justin’s career has included appointments at various universities in the UK, China, and Australia. During his time at Manchester Metropolitan University, Professor O’Connor led a four city-university MA in Culture and Urban Regeneration.
His research led to the establishment of Manchester’s Creative Industries Development Service (CIDS), the UK’s first dedicated local economic development agency for the creative industries, of which he was chair.