Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Performance and Cultural Industries


Carole Kirk

Cultural Industries PhD Scholar

MA in Management Learning, Lancaster University; BA (Hons) Visual Art, Leeds Metropolitan University

Cultural Industries PhD Scholar, exploring social creativity and embodied cognition through practice as research.


KIRK, C. 2014. ‘Painting’ as emergent knowledge: a practice-led case study of contemporary artistic labour. Journal of Visual Art Practice [online]. 13(2), [Accessed 7 October 2014], pp.114-129.  Available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14702029.2014.959347#.VFugBxbXx5c

KIRK, C.,  and J. PITCHES. 2013. Digital reflection: using digital technologies to enhance and embed creative processes. Technology, Pedagogy and Education [online]. 22(2), [Accessed 30 July 2013], pp.213-230.  Available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1475939X.2013.768390#.UfeQyB9waM9

BANNON, F., and KIRK, C. 2014.  Deepening discipline: digital reflection and choreography. Research in Dance Education ahead-of-print (2014): 1-14. [Accessed 29 May 2014].  Available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14647893.2014.910185#.U4cHXCimVxU


Carole joined the School in 2010 to manage the Digitalis project, which looked at ways in which digital technologies can enhance creative reflection.  She is a practising artist and is currently represented by Water Street Gallery in Todmorden.  She held her first solo exhibition at South Square Galleries, Thornton.  She has a wide range of industry experience as a learning facilitator, and has previously held roles in Marketing and IT.

Research Interests

  • Practice-led research
  • Social creativity
  • Creativity and cognition
  • Creative forms of reflection
  • Digital reflection

Research Projects & Grants

2012 JISC Elevator-funded Mobile Reflections project http://www.digitalis.leeds.ac.uk/category/jisc-mobile-reflections/

2012 PhD Bursary holder for Digital Methods as Mainstream Methodology: Network for methodological innovation http://digitalmethodsnmi.com/

2010 – 2012 Project Assistant for ADF-funded Digitalis Project http://digitalis.leeds.ac.uk


Research Centres & Groups

Cultural Engagement, Policy and Practice Research Group

The members of CEPP research and publish on a wide range of ways in which people and societies engage with culture practices and experiences.  Comprising arts, humanities and social science academics, the interests of the group include research into subjectivity and cultural experience, performance cultures and sub-cultures, audienceship and co-creation, performance in everyday life, cultural production and its organisation, cultural policy, its history, actors and evaluation, creativity and locality, creative entrepreneurship and cultural organisation. Research spans a spectrum that encompasses theoretical work, practice-based research, methodological innovation, cultural policy critique and analysis and collaborative research.



http://dancingwithpaint.wordpress.com (PhD practice documentation)




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