Michael Hitchcock is Professor in Cultural Policy and Tourism at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he works for the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship. He has written and edited 14 books and is the author of over 50 refereed journal papers, as well as many other published outputs. He took his doctorate at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, in 1983, based on field research and collecting in eastern Indonesia. He worked as a curator for Liverpool Museum and the Horniman Museum, before going into higher education in the UK. He later worked as a Dean and Senior Executive in Switzerland and Macau before joining Goldsmiths in 2014.