Professor Bree Hadley

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,

Personal details


Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,


Disability drama, theatre, performance, dance, Disability arts, Contemporary, Physical, Public Space Performance, Digital and social media performance, Immersive, participatory, interactive performance, Audiences, spectators, spectatorship, Policy, industry, and production climate effect on practice, Equity, diversity, and access in educational practices


Performing Arts and Creative Writing, Communication and Media Studies

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


  • PhD (Monash University)
  • Master of Education (Higher Education) (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) (Deakin University)
  • Graduate Certificate in Arts & Entertainment Management (Deakin University)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Arts (Griffith University)

Professional memberships and associations

Member of Performance and Disability Working Group, International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), Past President, Vice-President + Treasurer, Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) and Past Director, Performance Studies international (PSi)


Hadley has been appointed to many leadership roles at QUT –

  • Study Area Coordinator - Acting & Drama, Faculty of Creative Industries, Education, and Social Justice, 2020-Date
  • Head of Postgraduate Coursework Studies, Creative Industries Faculty, 2015-2019
  • Chair, Creative Industries Faculty Ethics Committee, 2017-2018, and Alternate Chair, 2015-2016,
  • Chair, Creative Industries Faculty Equity Committee, 2010-2017
  • Postgraduate Study Area Coordinator, Drama, Creative Industries Faculty, 2014-2015
  • Postgraduate Study Area Coordinator, Creative Production & Arts Management, Creative Industries Faculty, 2008-2012
  • Honours Coordinator, Drama, Creative Industries Faculty, 2007-2011

Hadley has also acted as Unit Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor, Workshop Leader, and Industry Project and Internship supervisor for thousands of students across dozens of different units, including– Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) Units in Process, Applied & Community Performance

  • -  KTB102 Process Drama (Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor/Workshop Leader)
  • -  KTB209 Applied Performance  (Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor/Workshop Leader)
  • - KYB201 Socially Engaged Arts Practice (Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor/Workshop Leader)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) Units in Contemporary Performance & Production

  • -  KTB120 Diverse Theatre Practice (Coordinator, Lecturer)
  • -  KTB225 Radical Theatre Forms  (Coordinator, Lecturer)
  • - KSB249 Acting Studies 4: The Actor and the Digital Stage  (Lecturer)
  • - KTB110 Plays That Changed The World  (Lecturer)
  • - KTB101 Understanding Theatre (Lecturer)
  • -  KTB104 Performance Innovation (Lecturer)
  • -  KTB105 Production 1: Storymaking (Director)
  • -  KTB204 / KTP401 Understanding Performance (Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor)
  • -  KTB207 Staging Australia (Lecturer)

HDR Postgraduate & Professional Development Modules

  • -  KKM001 Introduction to Personal Social Media Networking (Coordinator, Facilitator)
  • -  KKM001 Professional Social Media Networking (Coordinator, Facilitator)
  • -  ATN Critical & Creative Thinking (Coordinator, Facilitator)

Master of Creative Industries Units in Arts Management, Event Management, Entrepreneurship

  • -  KKP001 Entrepreneurship and the New Economy (Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor)
  • -  KKP002 20:20 Vision: Imagining the Creative Future (Tutor)
  • -  KKP111 Digital Tools in the Creative Economy (Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor)
  • -  KKP112 Telling Stories: Narrative in CI (Coordinator, Lecturer)
  • -  KKP414 Digital Writing: Words Under Glass (Coordinator, Lecturer)
  • -  KTP406 CI Events & Festivals (Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor)
  • -  KTP409 Arts & Cultural Management (Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor)
  • -  KKP408 Marketing Arts & Culture (Coordinator)
  • -  KKP402 Managing Money in the Arts (Coordinator)
  • -  KKP404 Arts & Cultural Policy (Coordinator)
  • -  KTP411 Advanced Practice in CP&AM (Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor)
  • -  KKP411 Major Project in Arts & CI Management (Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor)
  • -  KKP003 Project Design in Creative Industries (Study Area Advisor, Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor)
  • -  KKP004 Innovation in Creative Industries: Major Project (Study Area Advisor,Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor, Supervisor)

Bachelor of Creative Industries Units in Arts Management, Event Management, Entrepreneurship

  • -  KTB211 Creative Industries Events & Festivals (Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor)
  • -  KTB210 Creative Industries Management (Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor)
  • -  KTB305 The Entrepreneurial Artist (Coordinator, Lecturer, Tutor)

Masters and Bachelors Units in Workplace Learning

  • -  KKB341/2/3/4 Workplace Learning (Discipline Unit Coordinator, Supervisor)
  • -  KKP320 Advanced Workplace Learning (Discipline Unit Coordinator, Supervisor)
  • -  KKB345 & KKP346 Creative Industries Project (Project Supervisor)
  • -  KKP616 Postgraduate Independent Project


Selected publications

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Current supervisions