Dr Sophie McIntyre

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,
Visual Arts

Personal details


Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,
Visual Arts


visual art and society, Asia-Pacific, museums, curatorship, identity politics, Indigenous art and culture, cultural diplomacy and soft power


Visual Arts and Crafts, Curatorial and Related Studies, Art Theory and Criticism

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (Australian National University)

Professional memberships and associations

Museums Australia International Council of Museums (ICOM) Asian Studies Association of Australia


At QUT, Dr Sophie McIntyre teaches into the Bachelor of Creative Industries (Studio Enterprise 2) and Visual Arts (art history/theory). Between 2018-2020 she was also the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Creative Industries.

In 2019, she was awarded a New Columbo Mobility Grant by the Federal Government. This three year grant enables QUT students to travel to Taiwan on a study tour. The first tour was taken in 2019, and 14 students from the Faculty of Creative Industries joined the tour. This is an immersive cultural and learning experience in which QUT students collaborate with local university students, and visit galleries, museums, local and Indigenous artist and designer studios, and significant historical and cultural sites across the island, as well as learning the Mandarin language.

Prior to joining QUT in 2018, Sophie taught at the University of Queensland (Masters of Museum Studies). She was also a lecturer and tutor at the Australian National University (2008-2012) and the University of Sydney where she taught and coordinated courses in:

  • Modern and Contemporary Asian art;
  • Museum Studies & Curatorial Practice;
  • Australian Contemporary Art;
  • Photography (history & theory);
  • Theories of the Image;
  • Points of View: Independent Creative Art & Media Practice

Overseas, she has taught short courses in Critical and Curatorial Studies in Contemporary Art (National Taipei University of Education); and delivered a lecture series on Contemporary art from the Australia and the Asia-Pacific (Lingnan University, Hong Kong); and on Taiwan art and Identity in the Taiwan Studies Program (SOAS, University of London & Nottingham University).


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

For more publications by Sophie, explore their research in QUT ePrints (our digital repository).

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Current supervisions

  • Sociological Plant Studies: Agency and the (More-than-Human) Pluriverse
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Jane Turner, Ms Susan Loh
  • Translating Intercultural Identity through reflective creative practice and contemporary paper cutting
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Courtney Pedersen, Dr Charles Robb
  • The Influence of Digital Geographies on Public Art: The Evolution of Online Creative Practice
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Courtney Pedersen