The University of Newcastle, Australia

Research groups

The School of Creative Industries’ Research Groups aim to advance research in communication, creative arts, design, music and natural history illustration through the fostered collaboration of established and new researchers.

Natural History Illustration

The Natural History Illustration Research Group is focused on the visual documentation and interpretation of the natural world. Using a range of traditional and digital-media techniques, our research is integral to the scientific and artistic communication of ideas and information.

SMARTDESIGN Interdisciplinary Research Network

SMARTDESIGN is a network of interdisciplinary scholars from Design, IT and Health that is taking a user centred co-design approach to developing and testing mobile health interventions.

Torres Strait Islander Sacred Music Network

The Torres Strait Islander Sacred Music Network works to protect, cultivate and revitalise Torres Strait Islander (TSI) music and musical practices in close collaboration with representatives from the TSI community.