Professor Paul Makeham has been Head of the School of Media, Entertainment and Creative Arts in the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT since 2012. From 2007-11, he was Portfolio Director (Drama, Film & TV, Creative Writing); and Head of Drama in 2006.
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’.