Publications

XR Stories and SIGN produce original research through its internal research team, as well as awarding funding to academics and commissioning projects. This page documents these outputs and is updated regularly. For more information, visit SIGN’s research page.

Skills Shortages, Gaps and Training Needs in the screen industries in Yorkshire and the Humber

Author: Dr Anna Ozimek

Published: January 2021

This scoping report presents a discussion about skills mismatches in the screen industries through analysis of published studies and reports about skills and training in the CCIs. Drawing on interviews with the industry’s representatives, the report also provides insights into skills and training challenges observed in Yorkshire and the Humber region.

The Time Project Pilot Report

Authors: Dr Jon Swords and Dr Anna Ozimek

Published: October 2020

The ‘Time Project Pilot’ collected data on the working hours of TV production professionals to highlight patterns of overworking in the industry. The report aims to understand which groups of people face the greatest burden of work in the TV industry.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Screen Industries

Author: Dr Anna Ozimek

Published: July 2020

This report explores the available statistical data, existing research and approaches to understanding issues of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the screen industries.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Screen Industries

Author: Dr Jon Swords

Published: June 2020

The first COVID-19 lockdown halted the majority of work in the screen industries. This report explores the immediate impacts and aims to provide recommendations to address future challenges.

Mapping the Scale and Scope of the Creative Industries in Yorkshire and the Humber

Authors: Dr Jon Swords and Dr Nathan Townsend

Published: Summer 2019

This report aims to understand the scale and scope of the creative industries and to begin to map the creative immersive sector in Yorkshire and the Humber.