Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen’s research highlights the divide between the Australian Curriculum’s espousal of quality teaching, leadership, creativity and innovation and the capacity of teachers in arts education to deliver on that commitment.
Regularly presenting 'creativity' workshops particularly, in conjunction with Arts in Society International Conferences (2009-2016). In 2016, presenting workshop, paper and book launch at UBC Vancouver and UCLA Los Angeles.
Bronwen's PhD thesis research (2010-2015) is on the relevance of Creative Arts in teacher education programs. She is particularly interested in the relationship between fostering critical and creative skills in teacher education.
Her Post-doctoral Research Fellow position developed her interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths), investigating what motivates and inspires pre-service and in-service teacher’s creativity dispositions. Her international research community-of-practice creative partnerships span between Australia, Korea, Shanghai, Singapore and Taiwan.