My Research and Teaching

Dr Simon Das is the lead editor of a new book about the dynamic magazine publishing industry, Innovations in Magazine Publishing’ (2021 Routledge). He has lectured on and researched the subjects of magazine publishing, journalism and media business in the UK and Europe over the last decade, gaining two teaching awards at The University of the Arts London (UAL) during that time. Simon currently convenes two new degree courses (in magazine publishing and digital marketing) at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and provides PhD supervision for its Research Degree Department.

Before becoming an academic, Simon was the managing editor of UK black music monthly Touch magazine (the magazine arm of Kiss FM), a special publishing projects editor for TimeOut and a music and lifestyle journalist for a number of magazines including Arena and i-D in London, el Pais newspaper in Madrid and The Fader in New York.

Simon holds a PhD in media management from the highly ranked Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster. He has a first degree in Business Studies and a Master’s (with Distinction) in Higher and Professional Education from The UCL Institute of Education (IoE). Simon is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and contributes to the Creative Industries Management Research Hub (CIMRH) at UAL, an organisation he co-founded in 2014.

Research Outputs:

Edited Book
Das, S, Blake, A, & Stam, D. (2021) Innovations in Magazine Publishing. London: Routledge

Chapters
Das, S. (forthcoming) ‘The meaning of creativity through the ages: from inspiration to artificial intelligence’, in Nayak, B. (ed.) Pedagogical Contours of Creative Business Education. London: Palgrave

Das, S. (2021) ‘Magazine publishing innovation: The ‘drivers’ and implications of technology’, in Das et al (2021)Innovations in Magazine Publishing. London: Routledge pp.7-29.

Das, S. (2021) ‘Managing innovation: The 3 ‘P’s’ of creativity and commercialisation’, in Das et al (2021) Innovations in Magazine Publishing. London: Routledge pp.80-103.

Das, S. & Blake, A. (2021) ‘Diversity in magazines: Time to turn over a new leaf?’ in Das et al (2021) Innovations in Magazine Publishing. London: Routledge pp.148-167.

Articles
Das, S. and Kershaw, M. (2020) ‘Artificial Intelligence and Creativity Theory’. Creative Industries Management Research Hub. Available at https://cimrh.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2020/05/18/artificial-intelligence-and-creativity-theory/

Das, S. (2016). ‘Magazine Publishing Innovation: Two Case Studies on Managing Creativity’, Publications, 4 (15). Available at https://doi.org/10.3390/publications4020015

Das, S. (2012) ‘On two metaphors for pedagogy and creativity in the digital era: liquid and solid learning’. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 49 (2), pp. 183-193. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2012.677594

Conference Paper
Das, S, Blake, A, & Stam, D. (2021) ‘Innovations in Magazine Publishing’. Innovation in Publishing CIMRH Symposium. London College of Communication, University of the Arts London 28 September December. London: Creative Industries Management Research Hub. Available at https://cimrh.myblog.arts.ac.uk/2021/09/28/innovation-in-publishing/

PhD Thesis
Das, S. (2019) Managing Creativity in Magazine Publishing: The 4Ps of Creativity, PhD thesis, University of Westminster. Available at
https://westminsterresearch.westminster.ac.uk/item/qz985/managing-creativity-in-magazine-publishing-the-4ps-of-creativity