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Dr Pariece Nelligan



Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Digital Society, Youth and Educational Futures)


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Education


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Sydney, 2015
Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Sydney, 2009
Bachelor of Arts (1st Class Honours), University of Western Sydney, 2009


Pariece Nelligan is a proud Gamilaraay woman and postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Research in Educational Impact (REDI). She is currently working on a research project that examines the long-term effects of participation in youth arts programs. Her research interests include youth arts education and creative careers, precarious labour and employment, arts-based vocational education and training, and life history narrative research. She is interested in critical race and social class theory, and gender studies.

She is the co-author of "The Creativity Hoax: precarious work and the gig economy" (Anthem, 2018). She received her PhD at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University where she is also currently an adjunct research fellow. 

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The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)


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'It was hard before and it's even harder now': The impact of COVID-19 on Australia's live music and arts entertainment industries

K Nelligan, P Nelligan

(2021), Vol. 21, pp. 144-158, Perfect Beat, Sheffield, England, C1

journal article

The Creativity Hoax Precarious Work and the Gig Economy

George Morgan, Pariece Nelligan

(2018), London, Eng., A1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Tracing the Effects of Community Arts Programs (TEECAP)

Dr Vera Michalchik, Prof Julian Sefton-Green, Dr Daniela DiGiacomo, Dr Pariece Nelligan, Dr Sam Mejias

Wallace Foundation Grant

  • 2023: $207,991
  • 2022: $253,661
  • 2021: $74,763


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