Prof Estelle Barrett

Research and HDR Coordinator @ Institute of Koorie Education, Deakin University

Estelle Barrett is Research and HDR Coordinator at the Koorie Institute of Education, Deakin University. Her research interests include, New Materialist epistemologies, Kristevan psychoanalysis and art, affect and embodiment in aesthetic experience and artistic practice as research. Her co-edited books, Barrett, E. and Bolt B. (Eds.) Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry (2007, reprinted 2010), Carnal Knowledge: Towards a “New Materialism” Through the Arts, (2013) and Material Inventions: Applying Creative Research (2014) all published by I.B. Tauris London combine these interests. Barrett has published reviews and articles in Real Time, Artlink, Text, Social Semiotics, Double Dialogues, The International Journal of Critical Arts, the Journal of Visual Arts Practice, Cultural Studies Review and Zetisis. She is also widely published in edited volumes. Her monograph Kristeva Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for The Arts, London (2011) I.B. Tauris, examines the relevance of the work of Julia Kristeva for the creative arts and creative arts research, Barrett has over twenty years of experience in university teaching, research training and research supervision, She has recently been examining the relationship between Indigenous and artistic research paradigms and the concept of interpolation as a way of illuminating aspects of practice-led research. She is a Research Fellow of the International Centre for Fine Arts Research Birmingham University.