Inge Panneels is currently Lecturer in Digital Media in the School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (SCEBE). She was previously (2019-2023) Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University on the AHRC funded Creative Informatics project which supported data driven innovation in the creative industries. Prior to this she was Senior Lecturer on the Artist Designer Maker Course at the University of Sunderland (2006-2019).
Current research is looking at sustainability in the creative industries by looking at creative businesses through the Quintuple Bottom Line (profile, people, planet, purpose and place) and the circular economy. This has been informed by funded collaborations with Applied Arts Scotland (Closing the Loop), Kathmandu University and British Council Nepal (2021/2022) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) (2021).
Publications include journal articles (Arts), book chapters (Routledge) and books.
She completed an AHRC funded PhD at Northumbria University (Visual Culture) "Mapping the Anthropocene: an investigation of cultural ecosystem services through artists' engagements with environmental change in Scotland" (2014-2020).