Paul Gerhardt profile
Paul Gerhardt runs the UK based media consultancy, Archives for Creativity.
He originated and led the BAFTA award winning Creative Archive project for the BBC, and continues to support the UK’s Creative Archive Licence Group.
He is an advisor to Arts Council England, KQED’s Science Media Commons project, and to the Open Education Video Project in the US, and joint chair of the Film & Sound Think Tank for JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee for UK Higher Education).
Paul Gerhardt was educated at the universities of Hull and Oxford and has a doctorate in international relations. After teaching in adult education he co-founded the International Broadcasting Trust, a production company which made over 50 TV programmes for Channel 4. Following work at Thames Television as a producer and Network Education Officer he moved to the BBC to develop its night time educational broadcasting, including the launch of the Learning Zone on BBC2. As Head of Commissioning at the BBC/Open University he re-negotiated this leading educational partnership and brought OU programmes into the BBC’s peaktime schedule. From 2001 to 2004 he was Controller, Learning, and responsible for the BBC's adult education strategy.