Centre for Creative and Cultural Research
The Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR) is a multidisciplinary research hub for applied creative practice and cultural research that intersects across the health, environmental, digital and citizen humanities. Our researchers conduct imaginative and practical experiments that contribute to wellbeing, sustainability and resilience for diverse communities and their valued cultures, heritage, urban places and environments.
The University of Canberra’s Professor Tracy Ireland – Director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research – has been awarded a $340,000 Linkage grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for her Everyday Heritage project. The project is being conducted with Associate Professor Tim Sherratt (UC), Professor Jane Lydon (UWA), Dr Kate Bagnall (UTAS) and industry partner GML Heritage.
For University of Canberra Professor of Writing Paul Hetherington, poetry isn’t just his job, it’s a way of life. Paul joined UC in 2010, at a time when he felt his poetry was in a funk. Luckily, by teaching and collaborating with others he’s reclaimed his creativity and is riding the peak of his career, as Head of International Poetry Studies within the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research.
In the April 2021 round of graduations, in the prime of his life at 72 years of age, Dr Wayne Applebee walks away with a PhD in Cultural Studies under the guidance of Distinguished Professor Jen Webb.