Makeham, Paul Benedict

Queensland University of Technology

Paul Makeham is Head of the School of Media, Entertainment and Creative Arts in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT.

He has previously been Head of Performance Studies, and, from 2002 to 2006, was Course Coordinator of the 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 has published internationally on a range of theatre and performance-related topics, and is a member of the board of La Boite Theatre. He is also a past President of ADSA, the Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies.He is a Chief Investigator on the ARC-funded AusStage project, and is centrally involved in a range of applied theatre consultancies.He has been Academic Coordinator (International) for the Creative Industries Faculty, and in 2005-2006 was a Director on the Large Grant project ‘Internationalising the Curriculum: Attending to Cultural Diversity Across Three Faculties at QUT’. From 2002-2004 he coordinated the CI Faculty Core Units, and was Faculty Coordinator of Workplace Learning in 2004-2005.