Director, Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University

Associate Professor Lucy Montgomery is Director of the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. She is also Deputy Director for Knowledge Unlatched, a not-for-profit organisation developing new approach to funding open access monographs. Her work explores the role of digital technology and intellectual property in business model innovation in the creative industries.

Lucy trained as a China specialist at the University of Adelaide, before going to complete a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies at Queensland University of Technology. She has a decade of experience as both a researcher and as project manager, working on major international research projects, including the Knowledge Unlatched Proof of Concept Pilot. She is particularly interested in understanding the impact of transformative technological change on IP and the growth of the creative economy. Her book, China’s Creative Industries: Copyright, Social Network Markets and the Business of Culture in a Digital Age is published by Edward Elgar.


  • 2014–2015
    Director, Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University


  • 2007 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD Media and Cultural Studies