Dr Isabelle Delmotte

Isabelle Delmotte

Research Associate

Qualifications: PhD (S.C.U, Australia), MFA Research (U.N.S.W, Australia)

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About Isabelle

Creative practices are effective research tools for interdisciplinary collaborations. Both my academic and creative works have consistently examined human affective relationships with the self, media and environments. The concerns of my various research practices are philosophical, ethnographic, educational and cultural.

At present I am Professeure Invitée (Invited Professor) in the Faculty of Medecine, Team “Synchronization and Modulation of  Neural Networks in Epilepsy”, Université de Grenoble-Alpes (France).

I am leading two active research projects.
“Falling on and off the screen: The electrical body in film productions“ aims to further knowledge on the cinematographic representations of neurological disorders, specifically epilepsies.

“Locating nature in the soundscapes of popular wildlife and natural history documentaries” develops a phenomenological approach of making soundtracks of nature.

Creative practices


Research Supervised

Current confirmed PhD supervision:

Ms Yuan Ma.

Title of research:

'Creative practice as research: exploring the sensory world of visually impaired artists in China'.

Please contact me if you have questions about this project.

Research Interests

  • medical humanities
    • neuroscience, and epilepsies
    • phenomenology
  • film and documentary studies
    • phenomenologies of professional practice
    • nature documentaries
  • soundscapes studies
    • acoustic ecologies and sound studies
    • cinema sound studies
  • interdisciplinary practices
    • sensory ethnography
    • practice-based and practice-led creative studies
    • multi-media and situational creative practices

Recent Publications

  • Delmotte, I. (2020). The Interculturalist. Soundtrack (15mins). Part Two of the play 'Adventures in Failures' by Declan Patrick [Theatre]. Playhouse Theatre, Gallagher Academy of the Performing Arts, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from

  • Delmotte, I. (2019). Phenomenological imagination, ethics, and empathy: The case of epilepsy. Cinema : Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, (11), 79-96.

  • Delmotte, I. (2019). Neurological choreography: the case of epilepsy. In CSAA Conference 2019: Cultural Transformations. Conference held University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

  • Delmotte, I. (2019). From feeling vibrations to building audiovisual scenes: The perceptual practice ‎of storytelling with sound. In M. Filimowicz (Ed.), Foundations in Sound Design for Linear Media: A Multidisciplinary Approach (1st ed.). NY: Routledge.

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Arts and Language Education; Communication; Cultural Learning; Culture; Disabilities; Ecology; Environmental Ethics; Film; Health; History and Medicine; Human Computer Interaction; Imaging; Screen and Media; Work Experience-Based Learning

Creative Practice, Sonic Studies, Phenomenology, Sensory Ethnography, Cinema sound, Nature Documentary, Media Practices, Neuro-aesthetics, Medical Humanities