DDCA

Deans and Directors of Creative Arts

Meet our mentors

Research interests

History and culture, practice-led research, Chinese-Australian interactions, re-imagining time and place, storytelling through assemblage.

Teaching interests

Cultural histories, cross-cultural language.

Mentoring interests

Academic leadership and strategic thinking.


Research interests

I have experience in mentoring in the broad area of creative practice research, including the creative doctorate. I am a very experienced publisher, including editing books and journals. I also have a passion for nurturing future leaders.

Mentoring interests

Leadership; HDR supervision; creative practice research; industry-engaged research; screenwriting as research; script development.


Research interests

As an artist and an Associate Head (Research), UniSQ School of Creative Arts, my research explores how creative arts can become a catalyst for person-centred storytelling concerning social wellbeing, and cultural resiliency in light of a difficult past. My interest in visual art narratives include gender and historical trauma.

Teaching interests

As a visual artist, specialising in sculpture and installation, I explore practice-led, student-centred and Students-as-Partners (SaP) pedagogical approaches that enable students to experience immersive industry learning. I explore the ways in which visual and creative modalities can enhance higher education across undergraduate and postgraduate program development.

Mentoring interests

As a mentor, I can assist individuals who are considering or navigating academic leadership in Creative Arts; those who are interested in developing traditional research as well as their studio practice and/or exploring creative arts innovation in pedagogy within the higher education.


Research interests

As an artist, research interests include the hybrid practices of installation/performance, notions of intimacy, risk and exchange together with ideas of play. As a curator, research into temporary public art practices, building resilient communities and ideas that intersect place and time.

Teaching interests

Public Art, contemporary art, gender studies, abstraction, installation art and sculpture.

Mentoring Interests

Mentoring interests straddle a range of artistic capacity building locally and internationally as well as academic career progression.


Research interests

Psychological approaches to performance, arts and health, opera performance, voice.

Teaching interests

Breadth, Under Graduate, Masters.

Mentoring Interests

Research focus.


Research interests

Practice-led research as sense-making and to support social change.

Teaching interests

Journalism, audio storytelling.

Mentoring Interests

Building research impact and competitive grant success.


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ACEN The Australian Collaborative Education Network Offers resources and support for work-integrated learning and mentoring programs in higher education https://acen.edu.au/

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ACEN The Australian Collaborative Education Network Offers resources and support for work-integrated learning and mentoring programs in higher education https://acen.edu.au/ AITSL Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership https://www.aitsl.edu.au/teach/improve-practice/practical-guides/mentoring Universities Australia Offers publications and resources on mentoring best practices for Australian universities https://www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au/ ACER Australian Council for Educational Research Publishes reports and research papers on mentoring and […]

The Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee invited the DDCA to make a submission to its inquiry into the provisions of the Higher Education Support Amendment (Response to the Australian Universities Accord Interim Report) Bill 2023. DDCA + ACUADS joint submission: We, the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts (DDCA) and the […]