Arts, English and Literacy Education Research Network

The Arts, English and Literacy Education Research Network was established in 2006 and brings together teachers, researchers, policy makers and others in the fields of the creative arts and English.


The network was formed to lead, initiate, support and disseminate research in arts, English and literacy education, thereby promoting excellence in scholarship and teaching in these domains across all educational sectors.

Main research areas

  • Arts, English and literacy education
  • Creativity in education: theory, pedagogy, policy
  • Integrating English and the Creative Arts in learning

Key roles and contacts

Position School member


Associate Professor Jacqueline Manuel

Colloquia series coordinators

Dr Jen Scott Curwood

Lea Mai

RHD support initiatives

Dr Kelly Freebody

Professional, industry and community partnerships

Associate Professor Michael Anderson

Associate Professor Alyson Simpson