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Claire Drakeley

Claire Drakeley

Programme Leader of the Events Management Programme, University of Northampton

Claire is Programme Leader for the BA(Hons) Events Management programme at the University of Northampton where she uses her extensive industry experience (Mackerel Sky Events, BBC, Falmouth University, English National Ballet) to bring academic content to life with and for her students. She is also studying for her PhD exploring decision making in the events industry and is a frequent contributor to academic and industry publications. Outside academia, Claire runs her own freelance events consultancy, shares Agile practice applied to real life with 80% Awesome, and co-owns a professional ice hockey team!