This project builds on the significant track record of Creative Practice researchers in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Queensland. 

The aims of the project are to:

  1. better understand current methodologies of collaborative creative practice research within and across disciplines;
  2. generate new methodologies of collaborative creative practice research;
  3. articulate the benefits of collaborative creative practice research for creative research practitioners in HASS disciplines;
  4. identify the public benefits that arise from collaborative creative practice research including learning and development, health and well-being, and discipline-specific practices; and
  5. build a collaborative framework for a program of collaborative creative research with government, industry, community and university partners nationally and internationally.

The methodology for investigation proposes a new model of Translational Research in Creative Practice, based on an understanding of Creative Practice as advancing new forms of knowledge beyond the academic sphere. The concept of translational research is used widely in the Sciences to describe the “bench-to-bedside” work of translating knowledge created in the lab into everyday care environments, and develop understanding of the ways in which the findings of scientific research can be applied to produce better health outcomes for the general public. Translational Research in Creative Practice serves to:

  • produce new knowledge about the human condition through the application of creative practices to real-world problems in learning and development, health and well-being, and community engagement; and
  • provide a medium for translating complex research findings into the public realm.

Initially focussing on the translation of research from an academic environment to the public realm in Music and the Visual Arts, this Strategic Research Program also has immediate relevance to researchers in other disciplines, including Creative Writing, Drama, Museum Studies, Performance Studies, Sound Studies, Theatre Studies and Film & TV.

Project members

Dr Robert Davidson

Senior Lecturer in Composition
Director of Research and Higher Degrees by Research
Senior Lecturer
School of Music

Dr Anna Grinberg

Piano Performance Fellow
School of Music

Dr Eve Klein

Senior Lecturer in Music Technology and Popular Music
Director of Teaching and Learning
Senior Lecturer
School of Music

Mr Graeme Morton

Choral Conducting Fellow
Master of Music program convenor
Senior Lecturer
School of Music

Mr Patrick Murphy

Bachelor of Music (Honours) program convenor
Cello Performance Fellow
School of Music

Dr Warwick Potter

Director of Performance and Engagement
Lecturer in Conducting
School of Music

Dr Katie Zhukov

Music Research Fellow & Casual Academic & Casual Research Officer
School of Music