Dr Sandra Gattenhof is Associate Professor and Director of Research Training in the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology. Previously she has been Discipline Leader – Dance, Drama, Music (2017), Head of Drama (2010-2016) and is founding leader of the Creative Education and Creative Workforce theme in the Creative Lab at QUT. Sandra specializes in Postdramatic Theatre, arts & cultural evaluation, Theatre for Young Audiences and arts education advocacy.
Most recently Sandra’s research engagements have established her as a national and international leader in the in the field of arts and cultural evaluation as evidenced by her growing portfolio of commercial research contracts and book, Measuring Impact: Positioning Evaluation in the Australian Arts and Culture Landscape (2017 Palgrave). She is Drama Australia’s representative on National Advocates for Arts Education (NAAE), the national lobby group for the inclusion of arts in schools. Sandra is a Drama Queensland Life Member awarded for Longstanding Contribution to the Drama Community.