A lab is nothing without the people within it. Listed are the various members that contribute to projects within the lab. Details of their participation is indicated, and where possible a link to further information about their work is included.


A/Prof. Michael A. Cowling

Michael is an award-winning technology educator and technology communicator. He is currently an Associate Professor in Information & Communication Technology at CQUniversity Australia, and is the founder of The CREATE Lab.

Projects : Professor Tech, Weaving Tech



Mr Darryl Clare OAM

Darryl is a passionate educator that has been involved in clinical education for 25 years. He has a passion for education, research and implementing best practice in pre-hospital care. He is currently a Lecturer of Paramedic Science at CQUniversity.

Projects: Weaving Tech, Mixed Reality Education


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Ms Michelle Gray

Michelle is a Lecturer in the STEPS Enabling Program at CQUniversity, and teaches students entering CQUniversity the fundamentals of Computer Science. She is passionate about understanding student’s digital strengths and weaknesses and helping them to succeed in their studies.

Projects : Digital Competencies

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Mr Kenneth Howah

Ken is a lecturer in the School of Engineering & Technology and an expert at teaching computer science and networking. Main areas of teaching at CQUniversity have been in Information Systems management, Information Technologies, E-commerce, and Ethics and Social Issues.

Projects : E-Exams


Mr Dean C. Martin

Dean has had a passion for innovative technology for over 20 years and considers himself a self-taught technology enthusiast. Coupled with this is a passion for advancement in technology in all aspects of life that makes him a perfect fit to provide administrative support for the lab.

Projects : Weaving Tech

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Mr Ibrahim Nnass

Ibrahim is a doctoral candidate at CQUniversity, specialising in teaching computer science to non-English speaking students. His research aims to find practical solutions to help novice programmers to understand programming languages effectively and efficiently with minimal knowledge of English.

Projects : Weaving Tech, NNES Programming


Mr James Picton

James (or Jimbo) is a lecturer on the Bachelor of Digital Media academic staff, based at CQUniversity Noosa campus. Prior to commencing his current role, he spent 16 years in a variety of educational and digital media development roles within the commercial, government and educational sectors.

Projects : Weaving Tech

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Dr Mary Tom

Mary is a lecturer in the School of Engineering and Technology, and has conducted research work on using technology to improve health and well being, and finding a life balance. Working as an Electrical Engineer in various roles of Project Engineer, Senior Project Engineer, and Deputy Manager, Mary has gained wealth of knowledge in various aspects of project management, planning, risk management, co-ordination of staff at various levels, and delegates from other offices.

Projects : E-Exams, Weaving Tech

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Mr Diego Torres

Diego is a CQUniversity graduate who has worked as a Research Assistant across several tech projects over a number of years. He has developed expertise in mixed reality, smart voice technology, robotics and 3d modelling, and works hard to bridge education and technology for his peers.

Projects : Weaving Tech, Robotics, E-Exams, Mixed Reality