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Dr Reneé Newman


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6950, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML3.296
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6950
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML3.296  



  • Doctor of Philosophy - English and Comparative Literature, Murdoch University, 2011.
  • Bachelor of Arts in English with Honours, Murdoch University, 2001.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama Studies, Murdoch University, 2000.


Recent Research Grants

  • External Grant Application Support - ARC Discovery,  Edith Cowan University,  WAAPA grant Scheme 2016,  2016 - 2017,  $3,000.
  • Transformative Articulations: Imaginative Engagements with Creative Researchers in the Academy,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2013,  2013 - 2014,  $15,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Adams, L., Kueh, C., Newman, R., Ryan, J., (2015), This is Not an Article: a reflection on Creative Research Dialogues (This is Not a Seminar). Educational Philosophy and Theory, 47(12), 1330-1347, London, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2015.1035630.
  • Newman, R., (2014), Leadership in Sustainability: Creating an Interface between Creativity and Leadership Theory in Dealing with ?Wicked Problems?. Sustainability , 6(9), 5955-5967, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/su6095955.
  • Newman, R., Reynolds, R., (2013), Conversations over the Gap. Performance Research: a journal of the performing arts, 18(3), 47-53, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/13528165.2013.818313.
  • Newman, R., (2013), The Performance of Biopower and Liveliness: The Life and Death of Terri Schiavo. Platform: postgraduate e-journal of theatre and performing arts, 7(1), 13, London, Royal Holloway University of London.

Conference Publications

  • Adams, L., Newman, R., (2016), Collisions, Co-opting and Collaboration: Reflections on the workings of an interdisciplinary collaborative project?inConversation. ACUADS conference 2015: art and design education in the global 24/7, 12, online only, Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools.
  • Adams, L., Newman, R., Ferguson, N., Kueh, C., (2015), Messy never-endings: Curating inConversation as interdisciplinary collaborative dialogue. ACUADS Conference 2014: The Future of the Discipline, 9p, Online, ACUADS.
  • Adams, L., Kueh, C., Newman, R., Ferguson, N., (2015), Capturing Creative Practice. Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Conference 2014: The Future of the Discipline, 9p, Online, ACUADS.

Non-Traditional Research Outputs

  • Newman, R., Sinclair, I., (2016), Sleeping Beauty. Sleeping Beauty, The Blue Room Theatre,Perth Institute for Contemporary Art, Renee Newman and Ian Sinclair.
  • Adams, L., Newman, R., Kueh, C., (2014), Curating the conversation: messy never endings. inConversation, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University.
  • Adams, L., Newman, R., Kueh, C., (2014), inConversation catalogue. inConversation, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University.
  • Adams, L., Newman, R., Kueh, C., (2014), inbetween. inConversation, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University.
  • Kruckmeyer, F., Newman, R., Morris, J., Mitchell, A., Mortley, B., Donnelly, C., Collins, B., Mehta, I., (2016), Those who fall in love like anchors dropped upon the ocean floor. Those who fall in love like anchors dropped upon the ocean floor , The Blue Room Theatre, Perth Institute for Contemporary Art The Stables Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company, Renee Newman and Jo Morris.
  • Newman, R., Castiglione, A., Garvey, H., King, G., Fowler, JJ., (2014), Second Hands. Perth Fringe Festival, PICA Performance Space, Perth, Little y Theatre Company.
  • Newman, R., Storen, M., (2013), Public Space - Joondalup. Public Space , Streets of Joondalup, theMOXYcollective.
  • Newman, R., (2013), The Turning. The Turning, Madmen Entertainment, Arenamedia and Screen Australia.
  • Newman, R., Storen, M., (2013), Public Space - Northbridge. Fringe World Festival, The Blue Room Theatre, Northbridge, theMOXYcollective.
  • Adams, L., Newman, R., Kueh, C., Ferguson, N., (2014), inConversation. inConversation, Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Reinvention Of Tradition: Transformation Of Chinese Water Sleeve Dance And Tai Ji In Contemporary Performer Training And Performance Making
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  Dialogue Not Diatribe: Methods For A Practice Of Socio-humanitarian Playwriting
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Sites Of Justice: Face-to-face Encounters Through Dance-making In Meeting Places
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Voice In Screenwriting: Discovering/uncovering National Inflection
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Actor Training And Emotions - Finding A Balance.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Noting The Self: From Embodying Buddhist Vipassana Meditation To Meditation-based Performance.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  (re)presenting Masculinity: A Theatre Director's Critical Observations Of, And Theatrical Experimentations With, (re)presentations Of Masculinity In Selected Works Of Contemporary Australian Theatre
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Poetics Of Gravity: Performance Experiments From The Natural Environment To The Stage.
  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  Claiming Shakespeare For Our Own: An Investigation Into Directing Shakespeare In Australia In The 21st Century.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Enter The Movement: Generating Stimulus From Scenography And Proposing 'de-sign' As A Tool For Choreographic Invention
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Rasalila Meets Giselle: A Journey From Sensuality To Spirituality
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Cries From Within: The Struggles & Triumphs Of Creating A Singaporean Voice In Musical Theatre.
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