Professor Naomi Stead
Director, Design and Creative Practice Enabling Impact Platform, RMIT
Professor Naomi Stead is Director of the Design and Creative Practice research platform at RMIT, where she is also a Professor in the School of Architecture and Urban Design. Throughout her research career, she has been committed to translational interdisciplinary research impact in the fields of architecture, design, and creative practice. She is committed to research-based advocacy - into gender equity and work-related wellbeing in creative workplaces, and ways in which creative practice and education can respond to the climate and biodiversity crisis. Her research interests are diverse – springing from a base in architecture, her work ranges from the urban humanities to the cultural politics of the creative arts; from cultures of production, mediation, and reception in design – to innovative research methods in creative practice and architecture. She is a Board Member of Open House Melbourne, and is widely published as a critic and commentator, including as the architecture critic for The Saturday Paper.
Creative Practice Research and its Messy Methods