About the case studies

These case studies have been gathered from creative arts practitioners, academic supervisors and ethics administrators and advisors. Each interview has been distilled into a short case study focused on creative practice research, supervision of higher degrees and issues that arise in working with institutional ethics processes. These institutional ethics processes and responses are developed and interpreted from the principals and responsibilities of National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007) – Updated May 2015 (currently under review).

Case studies
Case study one: Doing creative practice ethics in painting and video with other cultures
Case study two: Doing creative practice ethics in art theory and sociology
Case study three: Doing creative practice ethics in photography and film
Case study four: Doing creative practice ethics across practice and theory


Consent  Impact on participants  Power relations Collaboration Community participation Cultural Safety
 Intellectual property Dependency issues  Harm to self (Researcher) Harm to others  In community  Impact on participants
 Overseas fieldwork   Remote fieldwork  Social media Working with children 




Art (incorporating Sound, time, spatial)
Design (incorporating graphic and communication; interior; fashion; industrial
Theatre and Production
Creative writing
Film and television
Social Practice/ Community Cultural Development
Interdisciplinary Arts Practice