I am a researcher in the area of intercultural exchange through arts and culture.
I have a Masters in Arts Management (RMIT University, Australia) and I am currently finishing a PhD in creative practice (University of Canberra, Australia), focusing on adapting to cultural difference through poetry. Driving my creative and professional work has been a concern for meaningful international cultural exchange in order to increase understanding between people across cultures. This has been supported by my experience working in international or multicultural contexts in Australia, Thailand, Singapore and Spain.
I co-wrote the publication Freelancing in the Creative Industries (Oxford University Press 2015) and have assisted in developing resources for Deakin University’s course in freelancing in the arts. I have also collaborated with the University of Barcelona, as a visiting researcher and then later a member of the Australian and Transnational Studies Centre, as a co-editor for the academic journal Coolabah and as a guest lecturer for the postgraduate course in international cultural cooperation. I have presented my work at a number of conferences, including at the Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference and the European Association for Studies of Australia conference.
Samples of research publications
- Research Study on CCI / Cultural Funding Accessibility in the Baltic Sea Region
- Creative Responses to Sustainability: Green Guide Spain
- Creative Responses to Sustainability: Green Guide Australia
- ASEM Outlook Report 2012: Volume 1 (contributing researcher)
Asia-Europe Foundation, On the Move, Ars Baltica, European Dancehouse Network, Deakin University, Bilbao City Council.