Robert Burke is a practice-based researcher (Artistic Research).
Robert Burke was the instigator and has been the coordinator of Jazz and Popular Studies at Monash since 2002 and from 2011 – 2014 was Head of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music.
Rob initiated (2015) and is currently president of the Australasian Jazz and Improvisation Research Network (AJIRN) and has led studies in Artistic Research in Jazz (Australia) having convened a conference in 2015 and co-edited a book -Perspectives of Artistic Research in Music. Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
Rob’s research focus is in Practice-Based Artistic Research. A practising musician, Rob is currently co-writing a book on Practice-Based Artistic Research (Idea Chasing: Ego and Agency in Free Jazz) with A/Prof Andrys Onsman.