Creative Industries


22 January 2018

Welcome to QUT’s weekly round-up of news and events.  For regular updates, follow us on Twitter (@QUTmedia) and Facebook (@QUTBrisbane).  You can subscribe to this wrap via the link on this page.



Hunger in the lucky country: ‘food insecurity’ for 1 in 7 Aussies: Food insecurity – or the lack of access to sufficient food – is not something that just affects developing nations, according to QUT researcher Dr Carol Richards.

Teaching excellence: QUT celebrates 500 HEA fellows: QUT has started 2018 with an international teaching milestone, after Associate Professor Christy Collis became the university’s 500th staff member to be recognised as a HEA fellow.

HEA fellows

School’s back!: Start 2018 on the right foot: From preventing smelly school shoes to packing the perfect lunchbox - the QUT Health Clinics have some great back-to-school tips for parents.

Building a bridge to commercialisation: Bioscience professionals who want to know more about commercialisation can apply to enter a national Bridge Program run by QUT.



It may be January but retailing is still big news. QUT expert Associate Professor Gary Mortimer talked to media across the country on topics ranging from the Australian Open selling water bottled in China to department stores lacking niche knowledge.  We’ve also begun sharing expert media comments via Twitter, including Prof Mortimer’s views on Amazon Go launching in the US.

Dr Carol Richards was on the news (including the ABC) about food insecurity following her Conversation article, which also generated lots of conversation on Twitter.

And what’s it like to move countries? Dr Janice Rieger and her family (and QUT) have featured on House Hunters International after moving from Canada to take up a “dream job” with QUT’s School of Design. We hope you’re settling in well!

These and more media highlights of the week can be found here.



Feb 20:  Coffee with a Cop @Gardens Point
Now-June 25: Eternal Present: The Still Life paintings of William Robinson (free) @ William Robinson Gallery, Old Government House
Now-Dec: STEM for Schools: What’s on in 2018 @QUT


Media release date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Media contact:


Creative Industries Faculty

  • Postal address:
    QUT Creative Industries Faculty
    Musk Ave
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059