Mick Wilson (BA, MA, MSc, PhD) is an artist, writer and educator. He is a graduate of the NCAD and Trinity College Dublin. He is Head of Fine Art at DIT, currently on secondment as the founder Dean of GradCAM (2008-2012). Formerly Head of Research at NCAD, he was recently appointed as an Adjunct in the School of Computer Science at TCD. He has lectured internationally on art research, public culture, creative education and urbanism and is the principal investigator for ‘SHARE (2010–2013)’, a major European research network for doctoral studies across the creative arts with participants from 29 different countries. He is also an active member of the European Arts Research Network (EARN) and led the Artist as Citizen EU policy grouping (2009-10). He has organized many conferences, exhibitions, summer schools and developed several new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across creative arts theory and practice. Mick’s research and professional interests are eclectic, ranging from the reputational economy of contemporary art to the rhetorical construction of knowledge conflict, and from the contested reconstruction of the contemporary university to the general arena of critical cultural pedagogies.