The Creative PhD: Challenges, Opportunities, Reflection

Tara Brabazon
Flinders University, Australia

Tiffany Lyndall-Knight
Flinders University, Australia

Natalie Hills
Flinders University, Australia

Product Details
15 Jun 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
200 pages - 129 x 198mm
Emerald Points
Doctorates awarded based on artefact and exegeses, and enabled through creative-led research, are a minority enrolment which suffer from wildly diverse examination expectations and assumptions about quality. Widening the disciplinary parameters and currency of this kind of doctorate, The Creative PhD is the first book that challenges the standards, structure and value of this research.  The authors, themselves leading authorities on doctoral education, break fresh ground by demonstrating that rather than being intrinsically wedded to the creative arts or media studies, arts-based research practice doctorates can transcend traditional humanities subjects, becoming instead a model of organizing knowledge, developing methodologies and presenting research. Offering a critical reflection on the contemporary state of the PhD, the authors probe and reshape creative-led research to increase transparency for doctoral students, supervisors and examiners, inviting readers to access a new pathway to how original research is created, supervised and assessed.
Chapter 1. The specificity of creative-led theses: Tara Brabazon
Chapter 2. The Creative-Led PhD: Tiffany Lyndall-Knight
Chapter 3. Strategies for students considering a creative-led doctorate: Tara Brabazon
Chapter 4. Multimodality: Reflection, Connection and Reframing: Tara Brabazon 
Chapter 5. Creative-led examinations and the administrator’s perspective: Natalie Hills 
Conclusion: Why the creative doctorate matters: Tara Brabazon
Tara Brabazon is the Dean of Graduate Research and Professor of Cultural Studies at Flinders University, Australia. She is also a columnist for the Times Higher Education.

Tiffany Lyndall-Knight is an Actor, Director and Teaching Artist. Her PhD exegesis was awarded the 2019 Flinders University Vice Chancellor's Award for Doctoral Thesis Excellence.

Natalie Hills is HDR Examinations Coordinator at Flinders University, Australia. She has held professional positions in the university sector for 15 years.

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