Personal profile

Research interests

Edwin (Ed) Creely is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

His research interests include:

  • creativity and creative practices
  • phenomenology and phenomenological research
  • poetry as pedagogy and writing practice
  • teacher education
  • literacy across the years
  • inclusive education
  • critical pedagogy
  • theory and philosophy
  • phenomenological research
  • digital pedagogy and learning platforms
  • educational technologies, including generative AI
  • lifelong learning and active ageing

He has wide ranging experience in education from primary and secondary to tertiary and adult education.

His current projects include academic wellbeing, digital literacies for adults from migrant and refugee backgrounds, literacy practices in the middle years, and an ethnographic investigation of an older adult poetry class.

Core to Ed’s work is his interest in innovation, cross-disciplinary research, and creative practices. Ed is enthusiastic about exploring new models and perspectives to educational research and practice. He also has an abiding interest in phenomenology and its applications in research, as well as critical discourse analysis. 

Ed is a devoted poet. His poetry is available here:



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Literacy
  • Creativity
  • Digital literacy
  • Phenomenological research
  • Lifelong learning and adult education
  • Phenomenology
  • Poetry
  • Writing practices
  • Theory and philosophy

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