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Associate Professor Grayson Cooke

Chair of Creative Arts

Interdisciplinary scholar, media artist. Teaches media production, music video, media theory. Presents media art and live AV performance works in Australia and internationally.

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Associate Professor Adele Wessell

Chair of Humanities

PhD in History. Specialises in Food Studies. Teaches US and Australian Cultural History and Food Studies. Coordinates Community Engagement Project unit. Research interest is food history.

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Associate Professor Annie Mitchell

Director of Higher Degrees Research

Teaches contemporary music theory, musicianship, classical music and musicology, composition and arranging, music education, ensemble and piano. Plays piano and double bass.

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Dr Leticia Anderson

Course coordinator Bachelor of Arts

Lecturer in Humanities, primarily Cultural Studies. Research interests: inclusive and transformational higher education; and race relations and Islamophobia in contemporary Australian society.

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Dr Lisa Milner

Course coordinator Bachelor of Digital Media

Comes to academia from media production background. Research: intersections between politics and culture, including radical theatre, labour history, community organisations and management, left-wing political media, union movements, film.

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Dr Erika Kerruish

Course coordinator Honours programs

Teaches cultural studies and philosophy. Research examines sensory, affective and cultural aspects of interactions with digitally-driven technologies. Co-editor of Transformations journal.

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Dr Lynda Hawryluk

Course coordinator Associate Degree of Creative Writing

Practising writer and qualified secondary English teacher. Lectures and teaches in writing units focused on writing and reading practices, poetry for advanced level students.

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Dr Marian Tubbs

Course coordinator Bachelor of Art and Design

Marian Tubbs is an artist living and working between Bundjalung, and Gubbi Gubbi Land. Her broad research interests include vision technologies, the agency of poor materials and text in art.

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Dr Mandy Hughes

Course coordinator Bachelor of Social Science

Lecturer in sociology. Research focuses on refugee experiences and equity issues in regional Australia. Has worked in community and international development.

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Darren Bryant

Lecturer

Lecturer in Art and Design program. Nationally and internationally recognised printmaker. Research interest: merging old and new print technologies to interrogate ideas surrounding ‘aura of original’.

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Dr Leigh Carriage

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Music program. Consummate vocalist and performer. Award-winning songwriter and composer. Coordinates APRA AMCOS Songwriting Series.

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Dr Emma Doolan

Lecturer

Teaches creative writing, literary studies, professional writing units. Oversees production of student-authored/edited creative writing anthology, Coastlines. Research: Gothic representations of place.

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Dr Stephen Garrett

Senior Lecturer

Creates interdisciplinary artwork in video, sculpture, photography and installation. Challenges viewers with an unconventional approach for interpreting the world. An artist who works around difficult issues.

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Dr Barry Hill

Senior Lecturer

Music educator, composer, performer. Teaches into Contemporary Music program with expertise in jazz, classical, popular; audio engineering; ensemble direction and arranging.

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Dr Matt Hill

Course coordinator Bachelor of Contemporary Music

Composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. Teaches musicianship, ensembles, music technology, screen sound and industry/career development.

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Dr Wes Hill

Lecturer

Teaching expertise in visual art, creative industries, art history and media studies. Research interests: aesthetics, research-based practice, identity politics and digital culture.

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Andrew Jones

Associate Lecturer

Background in photography and film. Teaches Media Studies. Research interests are cinema, post-colonialism, politics of everyday life. Works primarily with first year students transiting to uni life.

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Dr Jean S Renouf

Lecturer

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. Worked as international aid worker in challenging environments: Afghanistan, Congo, Haiti, Iraq, North Korea. Research: impact of climate change on national and human security.

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David Sanders

Associate Lecturer

One of the top drum educators whose students are some of the most in-demand drummers in Australian music industry. An exemplar of translating real industry skills into an academic environment.

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Dr Gregory Smith

Senior Lecturer

PhD explored lived experiences of Forgotten Australians: those adults (including himself) who, as children, were placed in institutional care. Teaches into Social Sciences and Social Welfare. Advocate for socially disadvantaged.

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Jeanti St Clair

Lecturer

Media lecturer teaching journalism and digital storytelling. Extensive professional journalism including audio-based journalism and documentary. Leads student reporting team at Byron Writers Festival.

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