Collaborative Environments for
CREATIVE ARTS RESEARCH

Staff Research

Chris Allan

Chris’ research interests lie within the greater area of the singing voice.  He is interested in methods of developing the young and intermediate classical voice as well as ways of maintaining the freshness in the ageing voice. Read more . . .

Jim Chapman

Jim is a composer, guitarist and percussionist, with strong interest in intercultural music, neuropsychology and computer assisted music learning. Recent research has included investigations into cross-cultural process in the understanding of aesthetic and technical characteristics in Western/African music composition. Read more . . .

Helen English

Helen English

My research is captured by the umbrella term: Music and World-Building. This term encompasses music as a resource for the building of individual and collective worlds and includes both historical and contemporary research. Read more . . .

Philip Mathias

Philip Matthias

Philip Matthias leads the Torres Strait Islander sacred music: protection, cultivation and revitalisation network. His research has involved Australian music and composition, especially in light of music and spirituality over the past 20 years. Read more . . .

Nathan Scott

My research interests evolved from my interest in music and electronics. As a creative artist who embraces technology I have pursued research in related areas including music technology, ICT literacy and education. Read more . . .

Professor Richard Vella

Richard Vella

Richard Vella is director of CeCAR. He has worked nationally and internationally as a composer for film, contemporary music, concert music and interdisciplinary performance. His research interest range from music composition, interdisciplinary performance, music and meaning and artscience. Read more . . .

Sally Walker

Sally Walker lectures in flute at the University of Newcastle.  She is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney in the area of Historical Performance and is documenting the process of interchange between historical and modern instruments, both by players who began as historical players and conversely, those whose began on modern instruments. Read more . . .

Linda Walsh

Linda Walsh is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle. After postgraduate oboe study in Switzerland and France, Linda appeared at international contemporary music festivals in Berlin, Rome, Paris and Milan. Read more . . .