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Associate Professor Clare Dyson

Associate Professor Digital Literacies
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Clare Dyson is a researcher, academic and creative practitioner. Her film works have been screened nationally and internationally and she has toured performance and installation works throughout Australia, Europe and America. Clare’s work crosses disciplinary forms and she has been the Artist-In-Resident at prestigious venues in the US, Berlin, Paris, Canberra and Brisbane including Cité des Arts in Paris, Tanzfabrik in Berlin and Djerassi in the US.

Clare trained as a choreographer and moved into installation and design user-experience, focusing on audience engagement. In 2006 she won an Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance for Churchill’s Black Dog and her work The Voyeur was nominated for best Independent Dance at the 2010 Australian Dance Awards, touring throughout the US. Clare recently premiered her performance work ALONE TOGETHER looking at alone-ness and loneliness.

She has worked for the New Media Arts Fund of the Australia Council supporting artists to expand practice via unexpected uses of technology, and as an academic she has created curriculum focusing on student agency by integrating new uses of technology within teaching and learning methodologies. Recently she has been creating industry-based Work Integrated Learning programs at QUT and at Swinburne focusing on real-world learning. Clare’s research focuses on co-design modalities and the ethical implications of how we create, teach and engage. She is currently focusing on the distinctive ‘literacies’ within education and their impact on student learning, including industry and community engagement. Her current sound project With Me. is a collaboration between design, health and interactive technologies focusing on the issues of alone-ness and loneliness.

Research interests

Audience engagement; Work Integrated Learning; creative arts; pedegogy; Dance; Performance

PhD candidate and honours supervision


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Dance And Dance Studies - 360402
  • Humanities And Social Sciences Curriculum And Pedagogy (excl. Economics, Business And Management) - 390107

Teaching areas

Strategic & Transformative Design: Culture;Strategic & Transformative Design: Design Thinking and Complexity;Virtual Design and Prototyping;Performance;installation


  • 2010, National, Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance (Shortlist), Australian Dance Awards
  • 2009, International, National Dance Project - Australian Recipient, NDP International (US)
  • 2006, International, The Anne and Rodney Peralman Fellowship, Djerassi Artists Program (US)
  • 2006, National, Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance, Australian Dance Awards
  • 2006, National, Outstanding Achievement in Choreography (Shortlist), Australian Dance Awards
  • 1998, National, National Choreographic Fellowship, National Choreographic Centre
  • 1998, National, Emerging Artist Fellowship, The Australia Council for the Arts
  • 1997, National, Queens Trust Fellowship, Queens Trust
  • 1993, International, International Choreographic Fellowship - Australian Representative, American Dance Festival
  • 1992, National, AMP Youth Award, AMP

Professional memberships

  • 2018 (current): Member, Dance House, Australia
  • 2000 (current): Member, Australian Dance Council, Australia
  • 2012 (current): Member, Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN), Australia
  • 2010 (current): Member, World Dance Alliance, Asia/Pacific


Also published as: Dyson, Clare; Dyson, C.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: ALONE TOGETHER - Interactive sound installation about aloneness and loneliness *; Australia Council for the Arts
  • 2018: ALONE TOGETHER *; Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)
  • 2018: ALONE TOGETHER - Interactive Sound Installation *; City of Stonnington (for Grants)

* Chief Investigator