Adjunct Professor
Cheryl Stock

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Personal details


Asian performing arts, Choreography, Contemporary dance and theatre, Intercultural performance, Interdisciplinary performance /arts, Performance installation/site specific work, Practice-led research, Research training and pedagogy, Vietnam culture


Performing Arts and Creative Writing

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


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Flinders University of SA)

Professional memberships and associations

Secretary General, World Dance Alliance Member of Australian Dance Awards Panel Honorary Life Member, Australian Dance Council (Ausdance) Member, Tertiary Dance Council of Australia (TDCA) Member, Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, Editorial Board of Brolga - an Australian Journal about Dance(refereed), Editorial Board of Korean Society of Dance (refereed), Editorial Board of JEDS - WDA Journal of Emerging Dance Scholars (refereed)


As coordinator of the professional doctoral program coordinating and teaching both those units and teaching other post graduate units across the Faculty, Cheryl is committed to providing a supportive, collegial and stimulating environment for students entering QUT to undertake a research degree. While delivering common content in the units, her team endeavours to personalise feedback for each individual as she/he embarks on her/his distinctive research journey, in consulation with supervisors. Peer feedback is encouraged through a scholarly community of practice and intensive mode delivery. Her special interest are is in 'translating' effective writing that encompasses both industry and academic research. Dance is her passion and discipline, so she also teaches in the dance discipline in

  • Asian dance and performance
  • Australian dance 
  • dance analysis and aesthetics
  • contextualising dance for the 21st century.    

Initiatives which she led as Head of Dance included internationalisation of the curriculum and Indigenous perspectives, in both practical and theory based units. As Director of Postgraduate Studies in 2012 Cheryl was lead currciulum developer for the Master of Design (Research ) and held a Supervisor Retreat to share effective practices in Research Higher Degrees  including creating a compehensive resource in the form of a Supervisory Toolkit. Her personal pedagogical interests lie in the area of

  • creative arts at postgraduate level
  • effective academic writing thorugh reflective and critical analysis
  • industry/university connections for research higher degrees
  • support for international students and industry practitioners with little academic bacground   

Selected publications

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