Our people

Our people

Creative Ecologies Lab is an ecosystem of creative researchers, bringing together Macquarie University artist/scholars and our collaborators to question, to engage, to examine.

Group leaders

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Kathryn Millard

Professor
Centre for Media History (CMH), Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2253

Kathryn Millard is a writer, interdisciplinary scholar and filmmaker with a passion for big ideas and new ways of combining images and text. Her films are internationally recognised and much awarded. Film critics have described Kathryn as someone who 'thrives on the thrill of investigation'. Psychology, colour, place and the...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Julian Knowles

Professor
Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2196

Julian Knowles is an academic specialising in the creative applications of new and emerging technologies. His research spans the fields of media arts, music, sound design and experimental media. His academic career began in 1994 when was appointed on the foundation staff to establish a new degree at the University...View full profile in our Researcher's database

Researchers

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Dr Iqbal Barkat

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2198

Iqbal Barkat wrote his PhD on novelty in cinema, tracing the history through from the work of Dziga Vertov, a pioneering film-maker in the early Soviet Union. As part of his research he has produced the independent feature film Mortars, which seeks to explore what Robert Koehler calls the 'cinema of in-between-ness' -...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Jon Burtt

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2195

Jon Burtt is an artist, teacher, and scholar working across dance, theatre and circus. He is a Lecturer in Dance and Performance Studies in the Department of Media, Music, Communication, and Cultural Studies (MMCCS) at Macquarie University in Sydney. In 2016 he was recognized with a Vice Chancellor’s Citation for...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Maree Delofski

Centre for Media History (CMH), Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


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Peter Doyle

Associate Professor
Centre for Media History (CMH), Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2150

Peter Doyle is an author of fiction and non-fiction books. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) from UTS and a PhD from Macquarie University. He is a musician with a long association with the Sydney blues, rockabilly, country and pub rock scenes. He is also a (sometimes) exhibiting visual...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Julie-Anne Long

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: 2143

Julie-Anne is an award winning dance artist and academic. She holds a PhD from the UNSW titled ‘Walking in Sydney Looking for Dancing: an auto-ethnographic mapping of the place of independent dance’ (2010) and an MA (Hons) in Performance UWS Nepean ‘The Leisure Mistress Dances: an investigation of a practice where...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Catharine Lumby

Professor
Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


  PhD in Media Studies, Macquarie University, 1999 Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney, 1987 Bachelor of Arts, Honours (First Class), University of Sydney, 1985...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Karen Pearlman

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2176

Dr Karen Pearlman writes, directs and edits screen productions and she researches and writes about screen culture, feminist film histories, distributed cognition, and creative processes. Karen is a director of the multi-award winning Physical TV Company, through which she has developed, produced, directed, or edited numerous highly acclaimed short films,...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Joseph Pugliese

Professor
Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2162

Professor Joseph Pugliese, Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. KEY RESEARCH AREAS: Social justice, understood in the most expansive sense so that it includes the more-than-human world, is the superordinate term that encompasses the entirety of my research. Under this meta-rubric, my key fields of...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Kate Rossmanith

Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE), Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2183

Biography Kate Rossmanith is an author, essayist, and academic. She is the author of Small Wrongs (Hardie Grant Books 2018), a hybrid work of nonfiction about remorse in the justice system and remorse in our everyday personal lives. Small Wrongs has been nominated for literary awards in the UK and Australia. Kate's background...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Jane Simon

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2102

Dr Jane Simon researches and teaches in visual cultural studies, film studies and photography. Jane has published articles on amateur and experimental film, photography, artist's books and modes of writing about visual culture. Jane also specialises in photographic media and artists' books. Her artists' books are in international public collections...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Dr Liza-Mare Syron


I am teacher, theatre maker and award winning academic. I am widely published in the areas of actor training, inidgenous theatre practice, inter-cultural performance and cummunity cultural arts. I have recently completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Macquarie University on First Nations rehearsal practices in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. I...View full profile in our Researcher's database

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Mr Wade Marynowsky

Creative Ecologies Lab


Wade Marynowsky is an inter-disciplinary artist and researcher who works across robotics, immersive and interactive installation, performance, music and video. His practice typically draws on technology and programmed structures to create works that straddle humour, high-camp and a host of unnerving thematic orientations to absorbing effect. Read more

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Mr Guy Morrow

Creative Ecologies Lab


Guy Morrow is a lecturer who brokers artistic creativity through research-led teaching, as well as via music, design and innovation consulting. He founded a music business unit of study at Macquarie University and was also one of the two founding managers of ARIA number one band, Boy & Bear, and Pitchfork 'Best New Track' trio Movement. Read more

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Dr Tom Murray


Tom Murray is a screen research academic within MMCCS. His research provides a forum for non-indigenous understanding of indigenous cultural and political perspectives. His research utilises visual anthropology-based research techniques to investigate historical and contemporary representations of 'otherness', particularly with respect to indigenous communities and individuals. Some of his recent research has also applied these techniques to non-indigenous urban Australian communities. Read more

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Ms Undine Sellbach


Undine Sellbach's work brings together feminist science studies, cultural studies, philosophy, art, performance and creative writing, to ask how our ecological and technological entanglements come to matter in a shared world. She is currently editing The Edinburgh Companion to Animal Studies (with Lynn Turner and Ron Broglio) and writing a book on the Entomological Imagination (with Stephen Loo) for Palgrave's "Performance Philosophy" series. Read more

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Ms Catherine Simpson


Since joining Macquarie University in 2002, Catherine Simpson has convened, designed and taught across 15 units from first year to Honours in the disciplines of media, gender, cultural studies, film studies, Australian studies, environmental media and, most recently, science communication. Catherine returned to MMCCS in 2013 from a 3-year stint in the Department of Environment & Geography (Science Faculty) where she piloted a science communication program with Tim Flannery.

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Ms Helene Thomas


As an independent radio documentary producer Helene Thomas is interested in telling stories that appeal to our shared humanity. She has developed a practice that she calls culturally responsive journalism, based on her experience over the past six years telling stories in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. Read more

Professional staff

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Mr Marcus Eckermann


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Mr David Mitchell

Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies


Phone: +61 2 9850 2173
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