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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

Adele specialises in food history with a strong interest in regional food production and environment. Teaching includes community engaged learning and Australian 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

Senior Lecturer

Senior 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 Erika Kerruish

Course coordinator Bachelor of Arts 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 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.

Dr Mandy Hughes

Dr Mandy Hughes

Course coordinator Bachelor of Social Science

Senior 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 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.

Dr Gregory Smith

Dr Gregory Smith

Senior Lecturer

Dr Gregory P. Smith is an academic, social researcher and author. He has been with Southern Cross University since 2007. He completed his PhD in 2016 which focused on issues faced by adults who experienced out-of-home care. Dr Smith is currently a lecturer of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Business Law and Arts.

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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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