Dr Teresa Crea
Senior Lecturer

Dr Teresa Crea

PhD: University of Technology Sydney (recipient 2014 UTS Chancellor's Award)

Master of Arts:  Flinders University of South Australia (Contemporary Poetry)

BA Hons: Flinders University of South Australia (awarded University Medal)

 

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Art & Design

Teresa is a narrative and simulation researcher, a writer|director and an academic passionate about emerging technologies and how they are impacting our narrative understandings from a neuroscientific perspective.

Her work in the field of simulation has included a range of industry collaborations with the defence sector on narrative sensemaking and information processing in immersive environments and pilot studies with the Simulation Unit at the Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Adelaide Hospital. Teresa has acquired broad multi sector knowledge of simulation and immersive environments through her industry networks and she continues to foster industry and academic partnerships to design solutions for a better future. 

Her background on narrative intelligence and sensemaking has also seen her examine the role of narrative in information warfare, including techniques and modes of narrative influence deployed to impact personal, situated and collective decision making.

She obtained her Doctoral Degree from UTS Sydney, winning the UTS Chancellor's Award and is currently the Program Lead for the Master of Simulation and Immersive Technologies in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture.

Her academic research and teaching endeavours are complimented by an extensive professional career in the Australian Performing Arts as an Artistic Director. She has an extensive background as a writer, director, and creative producer across a variety of live media practices – including performance, live art, radio, and screen media. Many of her productions have been presented nationally and internationally and she has been recognised nationally for her seminal work via the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Company Award and an Australia Council New Media Fellowship.

 

 

Location
Paddington
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Crea T, 2021, 'Reconstruction and re- mediation : Performing Commedia across cultures', in Di Niro C; Crick O (ed.), Commedia Dell' Arte for the 21st Century : Practice and Performance in the Asia Pacific, Routledge, UK, pp. 201 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003142843-20
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Crea T, 2018, 'Narrative dramaturgy and sensemaking in healthcare simulation', in Healthcare Simulation Education : Evidence,Theory and Practice, John Wiley & Sons, UK, pp. 54 - 60
    Book Chapters | 1999
    Crea T, 1999, ''Preludes to an Exile'', in Performing the Unnameable - An Anthology of Australian Performance Texts
    Book Chapters | 1992
    Crea T; Eberhardt J; Mastrantone L; Morgillo A, 1992, ''Ricordi'', in Around the Edge: Women's Plays
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Naweed A; Dennis D; Krynski B; Crea T; Knott C, 2021, 'Delivering simulation activities safely: What if we hurt ourselves?', Simulation in Healthcare, 16, pp. 60 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SIH.0000000000000460
    Journal articles | 2018
    Carrera AM; Naweed A; Leigh E; Crea T; Krynsky B; Heveldt K; Lyons M; Knott C; Kheti S, 2018, 'Constructing Safe Containers for Effective Learning : Vignettes of Breakdown in Psychological Safety During Simulated Scenarios', Intersections in Simulation and Gaming, Volume 10711, pp. 15 - 29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78795-4_2
    Journal articles | 2018
    Crea T, 2018, 'Neuroscientific Considerations in The Construction of Ten Minutes to Midnight', Unlikely: Journal for Creative Arts, Issue 05 2018, https://unlikely.net.au/issues/issue-05
    Journal articles | 2018
    Gibson R; Crea T; Chambers G, 2018, 'Narration and Dramaturgy in Emergency Situations', Axon Journal Issue 15 8:2, http://axonjournal.com.au/issue-15/narration-and-dramaturgy-emergency-situations
    Journal articles | 1992
    Crea T, 1992, 'New Forms, New Relationships', New Theatre Quarterly, 8, pp. 75 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266464X00006345
  • Conference Presentations | 2023
    Crea T; Holmes T, 2023, 'Simulating across time place space', presented at Simulation Australasia Conference, Adelaide SA, 21 August 2023 - 24 November 2023
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Peters E; Green R; Crea T; Mills E; Loo S, 2023, '!Do Something: Provoking sustainable behaviour change through collective design initiatives', Tokyo, presented at World Design Assembly Research & Education Forum, Tokyo, 27 October 2023 - 29 October 2023
    Reports | 2022
    Crea T; Bourke C; Stephens A; Tang K, 2022, A Holistic Virtual Environment Platform for the Development and Visualisation of Defence Concepts, RG13329
    Reports | 2019
    Crea T; Gallasch G, 2019, A transdisciplinary Approach to Enhancing and Communicating Technology Concepts the Case of Project Kelpie
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Crea T, 2019, 'Information Processing in Complex LVC Contexts and Implications for Training’', presented at MILSIM Asia Defence Conference and Expo, Singapore, 29 January 2019 - 30 January 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Crea T, 2019, 'What Can Neuroscience Tell Us?', presented at Navy, Industry and Academia Conference, Geelong, Victoria, 29 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Crea T; Fidock J, 2018, 'In Search of Plausibility: Simulating a Future Contested Urban Environment', in Interservice /Industry Training, Simulation and Education (I/ITSEC) Conference Proceedings, Nov 2018, Orlando Florida USA, presented at Interservice /Industry Training, Simulation and Education (I/ITSEC), Orlando Florida USA, 02 December 2018 - 06 December 2018
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Crea T, 2018, 'Simulation as an Emerging Literacy', in Interservice /Industry Training, Simulation and Education (I/ITSEC) Conference Proceedings, Nov 2018, Orlando Florida USA, presented at Interservice /Industry Training, Simulation and Education (I/ITSEC), Orlando Florida USA, 02 December 2018 - 06 December 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Crea T, 2018, 'Using Simulation as an Effective tool to Scope the Strengths and Weaknesses in Complex Organisational and Government Protocols', presented at Business Continuity and Resilience Conference, Sydney, 12 April 2018 - 13 April 2018
    Reports | 2017
    Crea T; Gibson R; Fidock J, 2017, A Narrative Approach to Enhancing Human-in -the - Loop
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Crea T, 2017, ''Narrative Sense Making in Immersive Environments'', presented at 3D Visualization and Archaeology Symposium, 04 December 2017 - 05 December 2017
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Carrera AM; Naweed A; Leigh E; Crea T; Krynski B; Heveldt K; Lyons M; Knott C; Khetia S, 2016, 'Constructing safe containers for effective learning: Vignettes of breakdown in psychological safety during simulated scenarios', in Naweed A; Wardaszko M; Leigh E; Meijer S (eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), Springer, Cham, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 15 - 29, presented at SimTecT 2016/ISAGA 2016, Melbourne, VIC, 26 September 2016 - 29 September 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78795-4_2
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2016
    Crea T, 2016, Emergency in The Sim Ward, Published: 2016, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2015
    Crea T; Harrald L; Dement L; Boyle J; Mollison N, 2015, Tandanya South Australia, Screen Grab Townsville QLD, Publication: Ten Minutes to Midnight, 2015, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    Crea T, 2014, ''Narration and Stories as Simulation Experiences in Military Contexts: Defining a Field and Developing a System', presented at Defence Human Sciences Symposium, 19 November 2014 - 21 November 2014
    Theses / Dissertations | 2014
    Crea T, 2014, Integrating Practice Based and Neuro-scientific Perspectives on the impact of Digital Technologies on Narrative Dramaturgy Investigated through Live Simulation,
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 2012
    Crea T; Pomplili C, 2012, Migration of the Madonna, Published: 22 July 2012, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2005
    Crea T; Bruzzone D; Pomplili C; Gatti E; Cammertoni W, 2005, Cordoba Argentina & Adelaide SA, Publication: Lontano Blu, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2002
    Crea T; Rimbaud R; Coutler J, 2002, Adelaide, Publication: Stories from the Market Place, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2000
    Crea T; Petchell R; Warren L, 2000, Singapore, Publication: Tracking Time, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2000
    Crea T; Pompili C; Coulter J; Ferarretto J, 2000, Adelaide, Publication: The Last Child, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 1996
    Crea T; Carruozzo S; Mullin B; Tunis I, 1996, Cann's Norwood, Publication: Preludes to an Exile, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Recorded / Rendered Creative Works | 1995
    Crea T; Petchell R; Ladd M, 1995, Red Like the Devil, ABC RADIO Classic FM, National Broadcast, Editor(s): Ladd M, Published: 11 April 1995, Duration: 55mins., Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 1994
    Crea T; Pollack L; Mastranone L; Coulter J, 1994, La Boite Theatre Brisbane, Publication: Filling the Silence, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 1990
    Crea T; Composto J; Lucia M; Morgillo A; Pollak L, 1990, Leeds PLayhouse (UK), Publication: Ricordi, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)

CI   2022: A Holistic Virtual Environment Platform for the Development and Visualisation of Defence Concepts. RG 213329 DSTG

Co - CI  2019 - 2024 :  Improving Team Performance by incorporating an Autonomous Advisory System  DSTG 

Co - CI  2019 : A Transdisciplinary Approach to communicating technology Concepts DSTG

Co - CI 2017 :  A Narrative Approach to enhancing Human in the Loop DSTG 

UTS Chancellor's Award for most outstanding thesis.(2014)

Italian Government Honours Award: Stellar Order of the State Cavaliere - Ordine della Stella della Solidarieta' (2008)

SA Governor’s Leadership Foundation Fellowship (2007)

New Media Fellowship  Australia Council for the Arts (2004 - 2006)

Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award for “Contribution to Australian Performing Arts” (1994)

Humanities Medal, Flinders University, South Australia (1986)

 

 

CI  2022: A Holistic Virtual Environment Platform for the Development and Visualisation of Defence Concepts. RG 213329 DSTG

Co - CI  2019 - 2024 :  Improving Team Performance by incorporating an Autonomous Advisory System  DSTG 

Co - CI  2019 : A Transdisciplinary Approach to communicating technology Concepts DSTG

Co - CI 2017 :  A Narrative Approach to enhancing Human in the Loop DSTG