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My current research and teaching draws on the sociology of culture and education and Cultural Studies to understand the current 'creative turn' in work, education and cultural policy, with a focus on creative vocations in the cultural field.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Melbourne

Master, University of Melbourne

Bachelor, University of Melbourne

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Projects 2013 2018

Research Output 2005 2016

  • 9 Article
  • 7 Composition
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution

The creative turn in Australian higher education

BROOK, S. 2016 Higher Education and the Creative Economy. Comunian, R. & Gilmore, A. (eds.). Oxon, UK: Routledge, p. 242-260 19 p.

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Open Access
cultural economy
art education

Creative vocations and cultural value

BROOK, S. 2015 The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries. Oakley, K. & O'Connor, J. (eds.). First ed. London and New York: Routledge, p. 296-304 9 p.

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2 Citations

Those who teach: Creative writing and failure

BROOK, S. 2014 The Minding The Gap: Writing across thresholds and fault lines papersthe refereed proceedings of the 19th conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, 2014. Pittaway, G., Lodge, A. & Smithies, L. (eds.). Australia: The Australiasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution