Gareth Maeer is head of research at the Heritage Lottery Fund.
He oversees the Fund’s programme evaluation work and the research it undertakes to develop new initiatives. He has published research for general audiences and in journals including Cultural Trends and the Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal. He is a member of the editorial board of Cultural Trends, and has acted on the steering group for research projects for the AHRC, the Museums Association and the Arts Council.
Before HLF he worked for four year as an economist at British Waterways, on canal regeneration and restoration schemes. And before that he spent 15 years working as a researcher and producer, first in community arts in east London and then in the independent television sector.