Leandro Valiati


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Research interests

Leandro's research portfolio is based on two macro themes: Critical economic impact of Culture (evidence-based for management and policies) and The Arts Economy (Social Vulnerability, Mental Health and wellbeing). Both focus on discussing economic development from the perspective of the creative industries' management and policies, emphasising wellbeing and mental health, critical studies in arts management and public policies; equality and social choice; youth, gender, race, and labour market.  Over the last years, he has developed a series of evidence-based research projects related to the UK CCI sector, engaging relevant arts organisations and policy agencies in the UK, Brazil, France and Spain.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Senior Policy Fellow - Global Policy Institute, Queen Mary University of London

1 Jan 2020 → …

Member of Advisory Board - Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, (NESTA) The National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts

1 Jan 2019 → …

Visiting Researcher and Lecturer - Laboratoire des industries culturelles et de la création artistique , Universite de Paris XIII (Paris-Nord)

1 Apr 2018 → …

Visiting researcher - Peoples Palace Projects, Queen Mary University of London

1 Jan 2016 → …

Areas of expertise

  • HB Economic Theory
  • Economic Value
  • Cultural Value
  • Behaviour
  • HJ Public Finance
  • Public Policies
  • Arts
  • Funding
  • Creative Industries
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Cultural Policy
  • Public Policies
  • Inequalities
  • Creative Industries
  • Wellbeing
  • Socio-economic development

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Creative Manchester


  • Cultural Policy
  • Creative Industries
  • Socio-economic Development
  • Impact
  • Wellbeing


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