Professor Anne Carlisle has over three decades of working in UK higher education and industry with a particular focus on research, innovation, and economic development in the Creative and Digital Industries.
From 2009 to 2022 she was the Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Falmouth University, Cornwall, where she led the University’s considerable expansion, championing an approach that prioritises entrepreneurship, transdisciplinary and open innovation.
Dedicated to driving the growth of Cornwall and the wider economy, in 2015 she was the founder of Falmouth’s multi-award-winning Launchpad Venture Studio, which supports entrepreneurial candidates to build the companies of tomorrow.
Prior to this she held roles as Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University Wales Newport and was Professor and Dean of the Field of Interactive Art, Media and Design.
In 2019 she was awarded an OBE for services to Higher Education and the Regional Economy in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours.