Miss Carolyn Watt
Enterprise and Innovation Assistant
Carolyn Watt is a professional cabaret circus performer and a PhD student (Oct 2016 – Sept 2019) in the Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries (CCI) at the University of Portsmouth. Her research focuses on social circus enhanced by digital technologies to foster female empowerment, this practice - based PhD is part funded by the EU Interreg VA research project PONToon (Partnership Opportunities using New Technologies fostering sOcial and ecOnomic inclusioN). As Research Assistant to the CCI Enterprise & Innovation team, Watt supports the development of external bid submissions, faculty initiatives and complex transdisciplinary research projects. Other experience includes founding a successful events company, costume design work, and professional performance including aerial silk ropes, aerial hoop and contortion.