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Associate Professor Cori Stewart
Chief Executive Officer, ARM Hub
Creative Industries Faculty,
CIF Academic Programs,
Academic Programs and Services
Associate Professor
Creative Industries Faculty,
CIF Academic Programs,
Academic Programs and Services
Discipline *
Performing Arts and Creative Writing
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Identifiers and profiles

PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

Australian Institute of Company Directors

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


Associate Professor Cori Stewart is a strategic leader who co-innovates with industry, government, research institutions and the community. She has held senior appointments across many of these sectors where she has specialised in building complex cross-sector partnerships, raising funds, and overseeing portfolios of programs and projects.

Cori is currently the Bid Developer for the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Hub (ARM Hub) and Associate Professor in Creative Industries. Her research expertise is in public policy and she is currently researching innovation policies in manufacturing and the future of creative work. Cori has a PhD in Creative Industries and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Cori is currently a named investigator on the following competitive research projects:

  • $8M Design Robotics: manufacturing for mass customisation Innovative Manufacturing CRC project.
  • $250,000 Ginger Ninja ARC project
  • $2.44M Field Orthopaedics CRC-P project

Career History

  • Associate Professor, Bid Developer , QUT: 2018 – now
  • Director, Business Development, QUT Creative Industries: 2016 – 2018
  • Advisor, Office of the Deputy Director General, Arts Queensland (AQ), Department of the Premier and Cabinet: 2014 – 2016
  • Manager, Development, AQ, Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and Arts (DSITIA): 2010-14
  • A/Director, Theatre Writing and New Media, AQ, DSITIA: 2011-2012
  • Principal Arts Development Officer, Dance and Music, AQ, Department of the Premier and Cabinet: 2009
  • Doctorate Candidate and Lecturer at Creative Industries QUT: 2004-2009
  • Producer for Arts Festivals in New York, Toronto, Edinburgh and Brisbane: 2005-2007
  • Principal Project Officer, Creative Industries, State Development, Trade and Innovation, Queensland Government: 2004 – 2006
  • Creative Industries Officer, Economic Development, Brisbane City Council: 2003-2004
  • Creative Industries Officer, Urban Renewal Taskforce, Brisbane City Council: 2003-2004
  • Creative City Policy Officer, Cultural Policy Unit, Brisbane City Council: 2002-2003


  • 2017     Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
  • 2009     Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Creative Industries, QUT
  • 2004     Honours (GPA 7) Film, Media and Cultural Studies, Griffith University
  • 2004     Graduate Diploma Arts, Culture and Media Policy, Griffith University
  • 1995      Bachelor of Visual Art, QUT


  • 2018    Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence – Design Robotics for Mass Customisation
  • 2017    Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award – Design Robotics for Mass Customisation
  • 2009    Excellence in Public Service Award – Contemporary Music Export Program
  • 2004    Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship and Industry Scholarship
  • 2004    Award for Excellence in Research – Griffith University
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Cori Stewart.