Carola Boehm is Professor of Arts and Higher Education at Staffordshire University. She holds degrees in music, computer science and electrical engineering. She has lectured and held positions at the University of Glasgow, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Mainz (Germany), the Conservatory of Music in Hanover (Germany) and Den Haag (Netherlands), as well as being self-employed in the 90s. Her public output includes more than 40 peer-reviewed publications. Her most recent work considers the role of universities for the creative sector, considering how new ways of co-creation, learning and knowledge production provide new structures for gaining sustainable collaborative partnerships between arts, academia and the public.