Lara RATNARAJA
CATH Broker/Senior Research Facilitator
University of Birmingham
UK
@lararatnaraja

Lara is the Broker for the AHRC funded Collaborative Arts Triple Helix Project and Senior Research Facilitator at the Digital HUmanities Hub at the University of BirminghamrnrnShe has worked within the cultural, digital and creative industries for over ten years, brokering partnerships and collaborations between the sectors. She runs and develops her own projects in cultural sustainability and digital collaboration and is also the Programme Curator for Hello Culture and Hello Business.rnrnIn addition she is a CIDA CO Associate on their Creative Capital Programme in Yorkshire, and the national ACE funded Developing Cultural ResiliencernrnShe ran successful creative industries programmes as Sector Development Director for the Creative, Cultural and Digital Industries at Business Link West Midlands and was Chair of the Creative Britain Beacon Business Links Network. She is also on the Board of Stan's Cafe.