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Professor Helen Klaebe

Division of Research and Commercialisation,
Research and Research Training Office,
Research and Research Training - Director's Office

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Name
Professor Helen Klaebe
Position(s)
Dean Research & Research Training
Division of Research and Commercialisation,
Research and Research Training Office,
Research and Research Training - Director's Office
Discipline *
Performing Arts and Creative Writing, Communication and Media Studies, Film, Television and Digital Media
Phone
+61 7 3138 9664
Fax
+61 7 3138 1304
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), MA(Res) (Queensland University of Technology), MEd(HigherEd) (Queensland University of Technology), BA(CreativeWrtgProd) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member of the International Oral History Association (IOHA)
  • Member of the Oral History Association of Australia (OHA)
  • Accredited Professional Historian with the Australian Council of Professional Historians Association Inc
Keywords

Community Engagement, Creative Writing, transmedia storytelling, Lifewriting, Digital Storytelling, Memoir, Oral History, Public History, New Media, Urban Renewal

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Background Professor Helen Klaebe is the Dean of Research and Research Training, in the Division of Research and Commercialisation.  She leads research development and training engagement activities; contributes to the development of QUT’s research-intensive culture; develops and manages an international standard training culture; and manages and provides advice on supporting higher research degree research. Previously Klaebe was the Assistant Dean of Research & International engagement in QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty form 2012-2015. From 2008-2011 she was the Head of Post Graduate Research in QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty, and also undertook a Qld Smithsonian Fellowship in Washington D.C. Klaebe is a Professor of Creative Industries, with her contributions to research in the areas of: creative writing; transmedia storytelling; oral history; public history, the participation and multiple stakeholders and blending traditional and social history together; historical place-based experiences/exhibitions; and in the evaluation of the economic, cultural and audience impact of public art programs. Her decade+ research reputation has been built on implementing creative ways of writing and presenting popular historical non-fiction for communities, institutions and organisations. Klaebe regularly consults as a public historian particularly focusing on engaging communities in storytelling, and regularly designs and manages co-creative media workshops for a range of commercial and public sector organisations. Clients have included: Department of Housing, State Library of Queensland, Queensland Museum, FKP Property Group, Gold Coast City Council, Sunshine Coast Council, Museum of Brisbane, and Brisbane City Council. Klaebe is a team expert on ‘Design Options for the Future Doctorate’, an Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Innovation and Development Project, being led by the University of Melbourne, and was a Chief Investigator on two ARC Linkage projects: Digital Storytelling and co creative media: the role of community arts and media in propagating and coordinating population- wide creative practice (LP110100127) and Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future: Embedding Narrative and New Media in Urban Planning (LP0882274). She is also the author of: Onward Bound: the first 50 years of Outward Bound Australia (2005); Sharing Stories: a social history of Kelvin Grove (2006).

Academic achievements

  • 2014   Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence Finalist (Leadership)
  • 2011    Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence Finalist (Teaching)
  • 2011    Queensland Smithsonian Fellowship
  • 2011    Dean’s Award (Academic Management)
  • 2010    Vice Chancellors Performance Award (Research)
  • 2010    Dean’s Award (Leadership)
  • 2009   Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award (Teaching & Learning)
  • 2009   Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence Finalist (Partnerships and  Engagement)
  • 2007    Dean’s Award (Commercial Research)
This information has been contributed by Professor Helen Klaebe.

Experience

Community and industry research partnerships have included:

  • Australia Council
  • Arts Queensland
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Brisbane Writer’s Centre
  • Cardwell and District Historical Society
  • FKP Pty Ltd
  • Flying Arts
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Kelvin Grove Urban Village
  • Museum of Brisbane
  • Oral History Association of Australia (Qld)
  • Queensland Museum
  • State Library of Queensland
  • St. Peter Claver College
  • SeniorNet (Ipswich)
  • Sunshine Coast City Council
  • Thuringowa Public Library
This information has been contributed by Professor Helen Klaebe.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2014
Details
Queensland Smithsonian Fellowship 2011/12 for the project 'New Evaluation Methodologies for Public Programs in Cultural Institutions' at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage in Washington DC.
Type
Membership of Review Panels on Prestigious Grant Applications
Reference year
2013
Details
Queensland Rhodes Scholarship selection committee member 2013-2016
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2014
Details
elected Vice President International Oral History Association 2010-2014

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Remembering the Past, Imagining the Future: Embedding Narrative and New Media in Urban Planning
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0882274
Start year
2008
Keywords
Community Engagement; Community Informatics; New Media; Urban Planning

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Writing on Gumbaynggirr Country for Co-Created Theatre as Decolonising Practice
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Sandra Phillips, Mr Sean Mee
  • Innovative model of Research Training: a study in implementation
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Carol Nicoll
  • The Art and Science of Storytelling in the Digital Age
    Professional Doctorate, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Kevin Sanson, Professor Jean Burgess
  • Vovka's Vodka
    Masters, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Lee McGowan

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)