Patrick has been involved in Creative Arts Higher Education for over 10 years, specialising in Music education. He was Head of Composition and Music Production at The Australian Institute of Music (AIM) for many years, before moving into course design and compliance, where he developed undergraduate and postgraduate courses for AIM. Patrick currently resides at Navitas: Career and Industries, managing the compliance and quality of courses of SAE.
Patrick is also co-founder of River Road Interactive, an interactive learning environment with face to face online learning, and adaptive and intelligent technologies and interfaces. River Road, combines creative music making with online learning for people to learn how to write music, but also develop their creative and critical thinking for other disciplines and applications. www.riverroadinteractive.com.au
Patrick believes creativity is the skill of the future; a transferable skill that can be utilised in many disciplines and industries beyond creative arts. He is currently exploring this and other ideas in his PhD research, titled: Exploring Creativity, creatively: creative attitudes underpinning course design. This is a critical analysis of the role creativity plays in course design and learning pedagogies, with a focus on developing learning frameworks to support creative arts higher education.