Dr Andrew Howells

Lecturer

School of Design Communication and IT (Design and Natural History Illustration)

Career Summary

Biography

Dr Andrew Howells is a Lecturer in Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle. His research interests include conservation science, digital and traditional illustration practice, and drawing as enquiry. His PhD research was based on the confluence of these topics in a project titled Elephant: Art and Science. In line with his research interests, Dr Howells teaches into the Natural History Illustration program with a focus on; studio studies, field studies and scientific illustration courses. He also brings with him valuable industry experience, having held roles in amination, graphic design and illustration in both an agency and freelance contexts.

Research Expertise
Area of research focus: -- Drawing as inquiry -- Digital/Traditional Illustration Practice -- Natural History Illustration -- Art and Science collaboration These research topics formed the basis of my PhD research titled Elephant: art and Science

Collaborations
Andrew's research focus is on the role of art and science in collaborative research. Andrew's PhD research sore him collaborate with veterinary science researchers in the development of a tool for the visual assessment of body condition for captive Asian Elephants. Andrew is currently developing a research relationship with Sydney's Taronga zoo, with a focus on the role of the artist/illustrator in conservation science.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Art and Science Collaboration
  • Digital Illustration
  • Drawing
  • Drawing Practice
  • Illustration
  • Illustration Methods
  • Natural History Illustration

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
120307 Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design) 50
130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy 20
199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Design Communication and IT
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2004 - 1/09/2005 Senior Graphic Designer Creata Promotion Australia Pty Ltd
Creative Department
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Howells AN, 'Technology, Illustration and Science', Symposium SPECTRA 2012, CSIRO, Black Mountain, Canberra (2014) [E1]

Creative Work (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Howells AN, Howells A, Wild Tone, The Newcastle Theatre Company, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2013) [J3]
2012 Howells AN, Howells A, Elephant: Art and Science (2012)
2011 Howells AN, Howells, Elephant: Art and Science, The University of Newcastle Art Gallery (2011)

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Howells AN, Elephant: Art and Science, The University of Newcastle (2014)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $2,000

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20141 grants / $2,000

Faculty PVC Conference Assistance Grant 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT
Project Team Doctor Andrew Howells
Scheme PVC Conference Assistance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401215
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Natural History Illustration Methodology Applied in Chorography: Illustrating the Bushland Campus
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Principal Supervisor
2014 Beyond Exploration: Illustrating the Botanical Legacy of Ludwig Leichhardt
Graphic Arts & Design Studies, Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Andrew Howells

Position

Lecturer
School of Design Communication and IT
Faculty of Science and Information Technology

Focus area

Design and Natural History Illustration

Contact Details

Email andrew.howells@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5357

Office

Room Design Building Room D208
Building Design Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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