Online seminar on the challenges and rewards of creative practice research in the academy.

About this event

While creative practice research is a staple of many Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand universities, how it is understood, acknowledged, valued and celebrated is divergent at best. From internal collection mechanisms and workload allocations to external-facing research strategies and sector bench-marking for promotions – let alone how colleagues value one another’s work through the ERA and PBRF – it truly represents a ‘wicked problem’. In this seminar, colleagues will discuss the lived experience of this multifaceted space, sharing ‘from the coalface’ some of the challenges, and hopefully some of the breakthroughs, of working with creative research in the academy.

Date: Friday 22 July, 2022 – 12-1:30pm AEST – via Zoom.

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This seminar is a collaboration between the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Researchers & Centres (ACHRC) and the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA)


Professor Vanessa Tomlinson, Director, Creative Arts Research Institute, Griffith University

Dr Kate Cantrell, Lecturer, School of Creative Arts, University of Southern Queensland

Dr Rand Hazou, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities, Media and Creative Communication, Massey University


Professor Craig Batty, Dean of Research (Creative), University of South Australia

Associate Professor Grayson Cooke, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University