Research Staff Interests

Mr David  Rousell

Biography

David is Research Fellow in the recently established Centre for Biosocial Research on Learning and Behaviour at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is currently working with a team of interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners in the development of experimental research initiatives spanning the arts, humanities, and sciences. David’s recent research and artistic practice has focused on creating multi-sensory and immersive cartographies of learning environments that are responsive to the changing material conditions of contemporary life. David has exhibited his artwork in galleries, museums, and public spaces around the world, and his research has been published in the International Journal of Education Through Art, the Australian Journal of Environmental Education, the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and Multi-Disciplinary Research in the Arts. He is currently editing a book section entitled 'Ecological Aesthetics and the Learning Environment' for the forthcoming International Research Handbook on Childhood|Nature (Springer).

Research Projects

Climate Change and Me: Empowering children and young people (2014-2016)
NSW Environmental Trust: AUD $70,000
Principal Investigator: Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie
Research Fellow: David Rousell
See: http://climatechangeandme.com.au/

States and Territories: Re-imagining university learning environments for the Anthropocene (PhD project, 2013-2016)
Australian Postgraduate Award: AUD $75,000
Principal Investigator: David Rousell
See: www.statesandterritories.org

The CubeWalk Soundtrail (2016)
Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme: AUD $12,000
Principal Investigator: David Rousell
Co-leader: Jeanti St Clair
See: http://soundtrails.com.au/scu-cubewalk-lismore/

Walking With Media: Activating the CubeWalk network to enhance teaching and learning across disciplines (2015-2016)
Centre for Teaching and Learning: AUD $5000 Principal Investigator: David Rousell
Co-Leaders: Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie, Dr. Lexi Cutcher and Professor Bill Boyd

CubeWalk: An arts and sustainability learning network (2014-2015)
Vice Chancellor's Sustainability Fund: AUD $30,000
Principal Investigator: David Rousell
See: http://scu.edu.au/space/index.php/118

Books

Rousell, D., & Williams, D. (eds) (under contract, in progress) Ecological Aesthetics and the Learning Environment (Research Handbook Section), in International Research Handbook on ChildhoodNature. The Netherlands, Springer

Widdop-Quintin, H., Piersol, L., Russell, J., & Rousell, D. (eds) (under contract, in progress) The International Handbook of ChildhoodNature Research Companion: Research by and for children and young people. The Netherlands: Springer

Laszcik, L., Rousell, D., & Cutter-Mackenzie, A. (eds) (under review) Walking the Meshwork: Movement, Place and Entanglement. New York: Palgrave Macmillan

Refereed Journal Articles

Cutter-Mackenzie, A., & Rousell, D. (under review) Education for What? Shaping the emerging field of climate change education with children and young people as co-researchers. Children's Geographies

Rousell, D., & Cutter-Mackenzie, A. (under review) Both A Voice and a Hand: Emerging opportunities in climate change education for children and young people. Review of Educational Research

Cutter-Mackenzie, A., Rousell, D., & Martin, V. (under review) On Pestering, Consumption, Value, and Desire –Parents as Milieus of Environmental Learning. Journal of Environmental Education

Rousell, D., & Fell, F. (accepted) Becoming a Work of Art: Collaboration, materiality and posthumanism in tertiary visual arts education. International Journal of Education Through Art special issue on Speculative Realisms in Arts Education.

Cooke, G., Mules, W., Kerruish, E., & Rousell, D. (eds) Special Issue on 'Concepts for Action in the Environmental Arts.' Transformations Journal of Cultural and Media Studies in progress for release late 2017

Rousell, D., Cutter-Mackenzie, A., & Foster, J. (in press) Children of an Earth to Come: Speculative fiction, geophilosophy and aberrancy in climate change education research. Special Issue of Educational Studies on Alternative Approaches to STEM

McKnight, L., Rousell, D., Charteris, J., Thomas, K., & Burke, G. (2017) The Invisible Hand: Designing curriculum in the afterward. The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Rousell, D. (2016) Dwelling in the Anthropocene: Re-imagining university learning environments in response to social and ecological change. The Australian Journal of Environmental Education 32(2) pp 1-20

Rousell, D. (2015) The Cartographic Network: Re-imagining university learning environments through the methodology of immersive cartography. UNESCO Observatory Multidisciplinary Journal in the Arts [Special issue on Critical Approaches to Arts-Based Research] 5(1) pp 1-33

Cutcher, L., Rousell, D., & Cutter-Mackenzie, A. (2015) Findings, Windings and Entwinings: Cartographies of collaborative walking and encounter. The International Journal of Education Through Art 11(3) pp 449-458

Rousell, D. & Cutcher, A. (2014) Echoes of a C/a/r/tography: Mapping the practicum experiences of pre-service visual arts teachers in the ‘Visual Echoes' project. Australian Arts Education 36(2) pp 69-83

Cutcher, A. & Rousell, D. (2014) Collaborative Visual Mapping as Performance: Visual Arts pre-service teachers' reflections on practicum. The International Journal of Education Through Art 10 (2) pp 247-254

Book Chapters

Rousell, D. (in press) 'Mapping the Data Event: A posthumanist approach to art|education|research in a regional university', in L. Knight & A. Cutcher (eds) Arts, Research, Education: connections and directions. New York: Springer International Publishing

Rousell, D., Cutcher, A., & Irwin, R. (in press) 'Making-Lines: Movement, affect and aesthetic causality in arts-based educational research', in K. Snepvangers & S. Davis (eds) Embodied and walking pedagogies engaging the visual domain: Research co-creation and practice. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing

Cutter-Mackenzie, A., & Rousell, D. (accepted) 'The Mesh of Playing and Researching in the Reality of Climate Change: Children's Research Play Spaces', in International Research Handbook on ChildhoodNature. The Netherlands: Springer

Rousell, D., & Cutter-Mackenzie, A. (accepted) 'Uncommon Worlds: Towards an ecological aesthetics of childhood in the Anthropocene', in International Research Handbook on ChildhoodNature. The Netherlands: Springer

Rousell, D., Laszcik, L., Irwin, R., & Cook, P. (accepted) 'How Does Movement Come to Matter in Environmental Arts Pedagogy?' in International Research Handbook on ChildhoodNature. The Netherlands, Springer

Social Impact/Creative Works

2017 (July): Lures for Feeling: Selected works from the States and Territories project (2014-2016)Exhibition at the Summer Institute for Qualitative Research, Manchester Metropolitan University

2017 (May-December): Biosocial Research Seminar Series, featuring seminars and dialogues across the sciences, arts, and humanities. Centre for Biosocial Research, Manchester Metropolitan University

2017: The Climate Change Challenge, public event featuring climate change art, science, and education (20 schools, 800 young people). Lismore campus, Southern Cross University

2016: CubeWalk Soundtrail, Location-based audio walk and mobile application exploring stories of place from students and staff. Lismore campus, Southern Cross University

2016: Walking the Meshwork, international symposium on walking as research, art, and education practice, Southern Cross University

2015: CubeWalk. Permanent installation of public artworks with accompanying conceptual framework. Lismore campus, Southern Cross University

2015: Past Now Future. Curated traveling exhibition of children and young people's art, research and writing about climate change, Northern NSW, Australia

2015: The Changes: Art, writing and research about climate change by children and young people (co-edited with Amy Cutter-Mackenzie) Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University

Major Awards, Prizes & Honorary Degrees

2017: Outstanding Graduate Student Paper ($500 USD), Environmental Education SIG, American Educational Research Association

2016: Higher Degrees Research Excellence Award ($500 AUD), School of Education, Southern Cross University

Research-based Contributions to Practitioner and Academic Conferences

Cutter-Mackenzie, A., Rousell, D., & Barratt, R. (2017) Climate Change Education as an Emerging Field. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting San Antonio, USA

Cutter-Mackenzie, A. & Rousell, D. (2017) Climate Change + Me. American Educational Research Association (AERA Annual Meeting) San Antonio, USA

Cutter-Mackenzie, A., Barratt Hacking, E., Rousell, D., Malone, K., & Barratt, R. (2017) Education for What? American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting San Antonio, USA

Rousell, D. (2016) Technicities of Engagement: Diagramming noncompliant learning environments for Anthropocene times. Technicity, Temporality, Embodiment: the 10th International Somatechnics Conference Byron Bay, Australia

Cutter-Mackenzie, A., & Rousell, D. (2016) Disrupting Climate Change Education and its Research. Paper presented at North American Association for Environmental Education annual conference Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Cutter-Mackenzie, A., & Rousell, D. (2016) Disruptive ChildhoodNature Research Methodologies in Changing Climates and Curriculums. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Washington DC, USA

Malone, K., Cutter-Mackenzie, A., Barratt-Hacking, E., & Rousell, D. (2016) ChildhoodNature Theoretical Disruptions. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting Washington DC, USA

Rousell, D., Cutcher, A., Cutter-Mackenzie, A., Boyd, W., Fell, F., and St Claire, J. (2015) Walking with Media: Activating the CubeWalk network as a mobile architecture. Interactive presentation and workshop presented at Walking the Meshwork: Movement, Place and Entanglement international symposium Southern Cross University

Cutter-Mackenzie, A., & Rousell, D. (2015) Keynote Address - Education for What: What Matters to Australian Children and Young People in a Changing Climate? International Invited Symposium Gakushuin University, Japan

Rousell, D. (2015). Surface Accretions: Prototyping posthumanist learning environments by walking and mapping an immersive cartography. International Conference on New Materialisms IV Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

Rousell, D., & Fell, F. (2015) Collectivities of Practice: Collaboration as posthumanist pedagogy in visual arts education. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Symposium Southern Cross University

Rousell, D. (2015) Childhood After Nature: Walking and mapping posthumanist pathways for childhood in the Anthropocene. Conference presentation and workshop at the invited Colloquium for the International Handbook of Childhood|Nature Research

Rousell, D., Cutcher, L., & Cutter-Mackenzie, A. (2014) 'We Are No Longer Ourselves': Unravelling the harmonics of the collaborative voice in educational research. Conference presentation and workshop at the Australian Association for Research in Education annual conference, QUT, Brisbane

Cutter-Mackenzie, A, & Rousell, D. (2014) Climate Change + Me: Children's and Young People's Voices in Holocene and Anthropocene Times. Invited symposium presentation at the Australian Association for Research in Education annual conference, QUT, Brisbane.

Rousell, D. (2014) Working Back from the Future: Putting speculative realism to use in mapping the ontological conditions of the Anthropocene. Invited symposium presentation at Seeing Things: Object-orientated ontology and creative research QUT, Brisbane

Rousell, D. (2014) Cubic Reflections: An interactive cartography of the sensory, spatial and ontological dimensions of tertiary learning environments. Conference presentation at the World Summit of the International Society of Education Through the Arts MCG, Melbourne

Rousell, D. & Cutcher, A. (2014) Visual Echoes: Mapping the practicum experiences of pre-service educators through collaborative artmaking and reflective practice. Conference presentation at the World Summit of the International Society of Education Through the Arts MCG, Melbourne

Seminars

Rousell, D. (2017, June 21). 'Only a Child in the Eyes of the Public': Climate change education as creative resistance to the present. Invited seminar presentation, Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick

Rousell

Position/Post: Research Fellow, Centre for Biosocial Research
Email: d.rousell@mmu.ac.uk