Associate Professor Gillian Arrighi

Associate Professor
School of Creative Industries

Dr Gillian Arrighi is a researcher in the fields of Circus Studies, Childhood Studies, and Performance Pedagogy. She is behind a study that investigates the benefits of recreational circus training, with her current focus on the contribution of professional child actors to global theatrical circuits.

Associate Professor Helen English

Associate Professor
School of Creative Industries

Dr Helen English is a musician who's overarching research focus is on Music and World-Building. Her interests are in music practices in the 19th century, music communities today, Australian music, social justice and equity, and music education.

Dr Kate Ariotti

ARC DECRA Fellow
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr Kate Ariotti is a historian who specialises in studying the Australian prisoners of war of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War.

Dr Julia Coffey

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr Julia Coffey’s work includes diverse research interests including the sociology of health and the body, gender, youth, education and development in academic and corporate environments.

Associate Professor Kiwako Ito

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Associate Professor Kiwako Ito studies the effect of prosody, or rhythm and melody in speech and how people respond to it. Research on prosody is an important focus in many disciplines including Linguistics, Speech Pathology, Education, Psychology and Computer Science. Ito’s own empirical research into how people respond to the emphasis in speech is focused on children with developmental disorders, aging adults and hearing impaired individuals.

Dr Erin McCarthy

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Digital humanist and literary historian Dr Erin McCarthy looks to the literature of the past to help us understand our own culture. She specialises in the histories of reading and the book.

Associate Professor Nancy Cushing

Associate Professor
School of Humanities and Social Science

Associate Professor Nancy Cushing is an environmental historian and her primary research area is Australian environmental history, in particular human animal relations, with a secondary interest in the history of Newcastle.

Dr Justin Ellis

Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr Justin Ellis is a lecturer in Criminology. His research examines the impact of digital technologies on trust in public institutions. His current focus is the scrutiny of public order policing through sousveillance within the LGBTIQ+ community in Sydney. His broader research focus is on the impact of digital technologies on institutional accountability and responsible government.

Dr Timothy Stanley

Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science

Dr. Timothy Stanley researches philosophical and historical aspects of the world’s religions. His current projects investigate the history of religious books as well as religion in deliberative democratic theory.