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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

  • Seeking Basic Needs and Other Tales of Excess,  Department of Culture and the Arts,  Dept of Culture and the Arts - Grant,  2017 - 2019,  $42,192.
  • 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., (2017), Capturing creative research in the academy. Research and Development in Higher Education: Curriculum Transformation, 40(27-30 June 2017), 1 - 11.
  • Adams, L., Newman, R., (2016), Collisions, Co-opting and Collaboration: Reflections on the workings of an interdisciplinary collaborative project—in Conversation. ACUADS conference 2015: art and design education in the global 24/7, 13p., 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, Renée 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, Renée 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

  • 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,  The Reinvention Of Tradition: Transformation Of Chinese Water Sleeve Dance And Tai Ji In Contemporary Performer Training And Performance Making
  • 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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