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Professor Paul Makeham

Creative Industries Faculty,
Creative Industries - Deans Office,
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Name
Professor Paul Makeham
Position(s)
Director of Corporate Education
Creative Industries Faculty,
Creative Industries - Deans Office,
Deans Office
Discipline *
Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Phone
+61 7 3138 9181
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Newcastle), BA(Hons) (University of Newcastle)

Professional memberships
and associations
Keywords

Australian theatre, performance studies

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

Biography

Professor Paul Makeham is Director of Corporate Education in the Creative Industries Faculty. In this role, he leads the CI Faculty’s contribution to the advancement of Corporate and Executive Education at QUT. Prior to taking up this role in 2017, Paul was Head of the School of Media, Entertainment and Creative Arts in the Creative Industries Faculty (2012-16). From 2007-11, he was Portfolio Director (Drama, Film & TV, Creative Writing); and Head of Drama in 2006. From 2002-06, he was Course Coordinator of QUT’s Bachelor of Creative Industries, the world’s first Bachelor program of its type. His PhD study of discourses of landscape in Australian drama was completed at the University of Newcastle (Australia) in 1996. He publishes internationally on theatre and performance. From 2012-15, he was Chair of the Board of La Boite Theatre Company. Paul is also a past President of ADSA, the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. For eight years (2004-11), he was a Chief Investigator on the ARC-funded AusStage project. Paul has an extensive record of achievement as a producer, writer, presenter and performer. He leads a range of commercial consultancies which incorporate Applied Theatre techniques. This work has a training and professional development focus, and commonly incorporates an original Applied Theatre model termed a ‘Prophetical’. Commissioning clients include the Australian Defence Force, the Queensland Department of Health, the Queensland Public Service and the Queensland Ambulance Service, as well as numerous corporate clients including Arrow Energy and APN. Complementing this work, Paul has been engaged by the Queensland Department of Health’s Patient Safety Centre as Chief Investigator on an ‘Open Disclosure (OD) Training’ research consultancy. With colleague Dr Mark Radvan, Paul wrote the ‘Planning OD Simulations’ component of an Open Disclosure Training Program Handbook published by the Queensland Department of Health (2013).

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Teaching

Lynne Bradley – PhD 2017 (Principal) (Winner, Philip Parsons Prize 2017);   Margaret Cheung – Doctor of Creative Industries 2016 (Principal);  David Megarrity – PhD 2015 (Principal);   Natasha Budd – PhD 2014 (Principal) (Winner, Philip Parsons Prize 2015);   Bao Tung Michelle Lim - MA (Res) 2014 (Principal);   Amanda Moffatt – Doctor of Creative Industries 2014 (Principal);   Janis Balodis – PhD 2012 (Associate);   Rebecca Clarke – MA (Res) 2012 (Associate);   Peta Murray – MA (Res) 2012 (Associate);   John Concannon – MA (Res) 2011 (Associate);   David Brown – PhD 2010 (Principal);   Joon-Yee Kwok – MA (Res) 2010 (Associate);   Eloise Brook – PhD 2009 (Associate);   John Haag – MA (Res) 2009 (Principal);   Ian Irvine – MA (Res) 2009 (Associate);   Helen Varley Jamieson – MA (Res) 2009 (Principal);   Merrilee Moss – MA (Res) 2009 (Associate);   Kieran Carroll – MA (Res) 2008 (Principal);   Natalie Faulkner – MA (Res) 2008 (Principal);   Adam Grossetti – MA (Res) 2008 (Associate);   Robert Reid – MA (Res) 2008 (Principal);   Donna Cameron – MA (Res) 2007 (Associate);   Glen Player – MA (Res) 2007 (Principal);   Hilary Beaton – MA (Res) 2006 (Associate);   Felicity Carpenter – MA (Res) 2006 (Associate);   Michael Riordan – PhD 2006 (Principal);   Sally Rodda – MA (Res) 2006 (Principal);   Patrick Carr – MA (Res) 2005 (Associate);   Lynne Kent – MA (Res) 2005 (Principal);   Ian Williams – MA (Res) 2005 (Associate)

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Experience

Academic Leadership:
  • Director of Corporate Education, Creative Industries Faculty (CIF) (2017 – ) • CIF Executive Committee (2007 – present) • Chair, CIF Advisory Committee (2017 – ) • Graduate School of Business Senior Leaders’ Group (2017 – ) • Head of School – Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts, CIF (2012 – 2016) •  CIF Academic Board (2003 – 16) • Chair, CIF Health, Safety & Environment Committee (2015 – 2016) •  Chair, MECA Management Committee (2011 – 16) •  Chair, CIF Additional Entry Committee (2013 – 16) •  Digital Media Research Centre Advisory Board (2015 – 16) •  CIF Advisory Committee (2015 – present) •  CIF Philanthropy Working Group (2014 – 16) •  Rainbow-Reid Endowment Advisory Committee (2013 – 16) •  CIF Research and Innovation Committee (2012 – 2016) •  CIF Examiners’ Committee (2007 – 16) • Creative Industries Precinct Stage 2 Steering Committee (2015 – 16) •  CIF R&D Lab Steering Committee (2015) •  Portfolio Director – Drama, Creative Writing & Literary Studies, Film & TV (2007 – 11) •  University Working Party on Individual Course Reports (2009 – 10) •  CIF Strategic Research Group (2007 – 09) •  CIF Subject Area Coordinators’ Committee (2007 – 09) •  Head of Discipline – Drama (2006) •  Course Co-convenor, Master of Arts (Research) (Playwriting) (2005 – 06) •  Chair, Faculty Internationalising the Curriculum Committee (2004 – 05) •  Faculty and Discipline Coordinator, Workplace Learning (2004 – 05) •  Dean’s Advisory Committee (2004 – 06) •  CIF Academic Coordinator, International (2004) •  Discipline Coordinator, BCI (Honours) (Interdisciplinary) (2004 – 05) •  CIF Marketing and Development Committee (2004 – 05) •  University Working Party on Quality of Unit Outlines (2004) •  CIF Course Coordinators’ Review Working Party (2004) •  CIF Advisory Committee (2003 – 05) •  CIF Liaison Officer, QUT International College (2003 – 05) •  (Foundation) Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Creative Industries (Interdisciplinary) (2002 – 06) •  Faculty Coordinator, CIF Core Units (2002 – 04) •  CIF Representative, Coordinators of Large Units Reference Group (2002) •  Member, CIF Promotion Committee (2002, 2005, 2007 – 14) •  Member of the following CIF Working Parties: Unit Outline (2003); Graduate Capabilities (2003); Assessment (2002); Workload Formula (2002); Core Units (2001); and CIF Honours (2001) •  CIF Teaching & Learning Committee (2001 – 06) •  Course Coordinators’ Network (2001 – 06) •  Coordinator, Theatre Studies Major (1997 – 2001) •  Discipline Coordinator, Independent Study (1997 – 2002) •  Discipline Coordinator, BCI (Honours) (1996 – 2003) •  Member, Academy of the Arts Coordinators’ Network (1997 – 2001) •  Discipline Liaison Officer for Library (1995 – 2002); Q-Step (1997-2001); and ATSI students (1997-2004)
Professional Leadership:
Chair, La Boite Theatre Company Board (2012 – 15); Member, La Boite Board (2008 – 15); President, ADSA (Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama & Performance Studies) (2003 – 06); Executive Member, Association of Collaborative Theatre (1997 – 99); Education Sector representative, Theatre Arts Network of Queensland (1999 – 2001); Advisory Committee, Changing Faces Theatre Company (1998); Regular theatre reviewer, ABC Radio 4QR (1996 – 97)
This information has been contributed by Professor Paul Makeham.

Publications


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