Marilyn Fryer

Marilyn Fryer is chief executive of UK registered charity the Creativity Centre Educational Trust (CCET). She is a qualified teacher and chartered psychologist specialising in international research and consultancy in creativity and innovation. Formerly Reader in Psychology at Leeds Beckett University, much of her research and teaching has focused on the facilitation of creativity. At Leeds she introduced accredited undergraduate, post-graduate and professional updating courses in Applied Creativity which were successfully accessed by several thousand students over a fifteen-year period. Her current work includes acting as commissioning editor for the international e-journal, Creativity & Human Development (www.creativityjournal.net) which she co-founded. From time to time she also acts as external examiner for higher degrees in creativity and serves on university validation panels as well as undertaking consultancy on creativity education and development for various government bodies. Her work has been published and presented internationally for instance at the Torrance Lecture Series, Athens, Georgia, USA, the launch of the Nobel Prize Centennial Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and for the Japanese Association of Educational Psychology, Shizuoka, Japan. Marilyn is also a member of the Society of Authors and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).