Director, Business Development and Associate Professor Creative Industries, Queensland University of Technology

Cori Stewart is Associate Professor of Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology. Cori develops large-scale transdisciplinary commercial research partnerships and is currently building manufacturing projects that provide global leadership in design and robotics as part of a wider Industry 4.0 innovation program.

Before her appointment at QUT Cori was a senior government officer delivering creative industries, creative economy, innovation and entrepreneur & investment attraction policies and programs for a range of governments. Career highlights include delivery of Australia's first Creative City policy for Brisbane City Council; the world's first fully-fledged creative industries policy for the Queensland Government in collaboration with US economist Michael Porter; and mapping Queensland's start-up ecosystem.

Cori has a significant track record of creating, managing and governing SME entities as well as large projects that bring together multiple and often complex partnerships across government, commercial, tertiary and NGO sectors.

Experience

  • 2018–2018
    Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology

Education

  • 2009 
    Queensland University of Technology, Ph.D

Publications

  • 2011
    The Rise and Rise of Contemporary Writers Festivals, The Companion the Creative Writing
  • 2010
    We Call Upon the Author to Explain: Theorising Writers' Festivals as sites of Contemporary Public Culture, Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Design Robotics for Mass Customisation
    Role:
    Innovation Broker
    Funding Source:
    Innovative Manufacturing CRC

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors