Robyn Glade-Wright is a practicing contemporary artist and arts educator who has presented over 40 solo exhibitions in public and private galleries. In 2018, Glade-Wright installed Microplastics Found in Human Embryo on the exterior of the Cairns Institute, James Cook University. The work created from 1000 recycled plastic bottles calls attention to the role humans have played in climate change and environmental pollution. Glade-Wright lectures in visual art, philosophy of the arts, creativity and innovation.




  • NM1810: Introduction to Creativity and Innovation (Level 1; TSV)
  • Research and Teaching
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  • 2016 - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 77+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Robyn Glade-Wright from 2005 onwards.

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Department of Environment and Science - Youth Research Grants Program

Youth Research Grants Program

Indicative Funding
$200,000 over 1 year
The Youth Research Grants Program aims to stimulate interest in research which reflects the needs and views of young people through enabling them to be involved in setting priorities for and selection of research projects. The Program supports the vision set out in the Queensland Youth Strategy (QYS) that promotes young people?s active contribution to Queensland's economic, civic and cultural life. This project aims to engage with young people (17?24-year-olds) in north and far north Queensland currently studying at James Cook University (JCU), to provide an opportunity to share their thoughts, concerns, dreams and desires, and to provide inspiration for a JCU-led research project with and for youth with a focus on wellbeing, future aspirations, concerns and potential solutions to urgent issues. The project would focus on JCU discipline areas of Social Work, Sociology, Education and Creative Arts, with an intention for young people to develop and present art works- and in particular visual and wearable art- expressing their concerns and aspirations. Please refer to the Project Proposal for full details of the Project?s timing and objectives.
Natalia Veles, Glenn Dawes, Tanya Doyle, Peta Salter, Robyn Glade-Wright and Abraham Francis (College of Arts and Society & Education)
Young People; Youth Justice; creative arts; diversity; enablement

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Drawing Through Disaster; Young Children's Artwork Responses to Crises. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Speaking My Mind: Why Comedy Matters (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Imagining Female Beauty Anew (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Reflections on the natural beauty of the Daintree Rainforest (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Lack and Superfluity: A creative speculation on the psychosocial and gender exigencies of long-term space travel (PhD , Advisor Mentor)

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