CreateWorld Keynotes Speakers

Dr. Troy Innocent

Troy Innocent is an artist, academic, designer and educator whose hybrid practice traverses multiple disciplines. His public art practice incorporates pervasive game design, augmented reality, and urban design supporting a long-term investigation into interactive and speculative experiences of the city as an emergent process.

In 2017 Innocent was awarded the Melbourne Knowledge Fellowship to research and develop playable cities in the UK and Europe leading to a crossdisciplinary collaboration with urban designers, policy makers and creative facilitators to transform the city through play. This approach is also central to his public art practice through ‘urban codemaking’ – a system he developed for situating play in cities such as Melbourne, Istanbul, Sydney and Hong Kong.

Innocent teaches pervasive game design at Swinburne University; and is represented by Anna Pappas Gallery.

Dr. Gary Grant

Dr. Gary Grant is the Deputy Head (Learning and Teaching) in the School of Pharmacy at Griffith University, teaching pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics across the Health Group. Dr. Grant successfully completed a PhD from the University of Port Elizabeth South Africa specialising in Medicinal Chemistry and Cellular Biology in 2003. In 2010 Grant completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education that sparked a passion for learning and teaching innovation. His scholarship of learning and teaching now focuses on capturing a virtual walk-through of a patient’s journey through the healthcare system. His practice incorporates the use of panoramic images coupled with mixed-reality, ‘choose your own adventure’ simulation, and gamification. In 2017 Grant was awarded a Group Learning and Teaching Citation for innovative and engaging activities. Dr. Grant has been able to develop a range of innovative learning and teaching resources to support student learning in health disciplines through effective cross discipline collaboration.

Dr. Tim Kitchen

Tim KitchenWith over twenty years of teaching and education leadership experience in Melbourne, Dr Tim Kitchen is currently Adobe’s Senior Education Specialist for Asia Pacific. Tim regularly liaises with government officials, schools, universities, Adobe partner companies and organisations with a focus on enhancing creativity in education. He also manages the Adobe Education leadership and active use programs throughout Australasia and supports the professional learning activities within the Adobe Education Exchange ( which now has over 430,000 members. A passionate advocate for creativity in education, and a well-recognised education thought leader in Australia, Tim is a regular writer and presenter for a wide range of national and international journals and conferences. He is a frequent contributor to CreateWorld.