Creative methodologies brings people together to make use of creative tools, techniques and knowledge to understand more about the worlds in which we live, explore problems, and/or work towards solutions.
It is a rapidly developing area of research, which cuts across disciplinary boundaries, and opens up fruitful connections with partners from outside the higher education context.
These approaches can be conceptualised as a third paradigm, which sits outside the old qualitative-quantitative binary, radically changing how we think about the nature and potential of research.
The Creative methodologies stream brings together researchers from across the university who use creative methods to collect, analyse and/or disseminate data on health and wellbeing.
Our methods: are arts-based; are transformative, social-justice based; use technology in inventive ways; and/or incorporate innovative mixed-methods. We also work with external practitioners, artists and community partners to adopt a transdisciplinary, community-focused approach to research. Our research outputs incorporate innovative, impactful forms such as poems, exhibitions, plays, dance, film and web-based tools.