Stacie is currently working on her PhD study researching Digital Technology for Performing Arts Education.

The purpose of study is to evaluate the importance of digital creativity in the development of performing arts education as a tool for innovation and deeper exploration in relation to the national shortfall in digital performance capabilities of level 3 Performing Arts students.

With the last decades steady decline of student intake in arts, design and performance subjects in mind, along with the increasing accessibility of high performing and intelligent digital technologies, Stacie is exploring the possible benefits of a creative digital pedagogy for increasing engagement and skills development in performing arts education.

This study will focus on providing opportunities for students to engage creatively with digital technology – sometimes simply their personal devices – to stimulate the development of digital skills and facilitate the creation of innovative and relevant performance work to prepare them for new and emerging disciplines at HE level and the evolving digital landscape of the arts world.