Post Doctoral Research Fellow, RMIT University

Hugh Davies is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Design and Creative Practice at RMIT. Previously he was senior lecturer within the Media: Screen + Sound program at La Trobe University and co-director of the Centre for Creative Arts.

With an industry background in film, television and online production, and eduction in Sculpture and Multimedia Design, Hugh was awarded a PhD in Art, Design and Architecture from Monash university in 2014. As a Multiplatform Producer at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, he created an award winning education portal and later worked as a consultant on the ABC's first Alternate Reality Game: Bluebird AR.

Hugh has extensive experience in arts management and leadership. He was a founding committee member of Seventh Gallery in Melbourne, has exhibited and curated art in Australia and abroad, and has operated as Board Chair of both the Australian Network for Art and Technology (2009 - 2011) and the Freeplay Independent Gaming Festival (2011 - 2014). Hugh remains on the Freeplay board of directors and maintains a position on the Advisory Committee of Channels Video Art Festival.

Experience

  • 2017–2018
    Post Doctoral Research Fellow, RMIT
  • 2012–2016
    Senior Lecturer, La Trobe University
  • 2007–2010
    Multiplatform Producer, Australian Broadcasting Corporation