Dr Kathryn Kelly

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

Personal details


Senior Lecturer in Drama
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,


Dramaturgy, Australian dramaturgy, the Pedagogy of Dramaturgy, Women in Australian Theatre, Inter-cultural and Transcultural Performance, Climate Emergency dramaturgy and performance, Community Engagement, Digital and Zoom Pedagogy, Diversity and Actor Training


Performing Arts and Creative Writing

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


  • PhD (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships and associations

Australasian Drama Studies Member International Federation of Theatre Studies Asian Dramaturgs Network


Senior Lecturer, QUT, Drama, School of Creative Practice, Faculty of Creative Industries, Education and Justice

  • Unit Coordination & Lecturer for Units including: Story & Performance & Plays that Changed the World.
  • Project Leader for Situated Creative Practice for industry partnerships with Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Slingsby and Playlab Press.

Academic Consultant (dramaturgical training in intensive delivery mode) for WAAPA (2015-2020), Flinders University (2015-2017) and the University of Queensland (2016). Sessional Teacher from (2008-2015) at a range of institutions including University of Queensland (Drama), Griffith University (Applied Theatre); University of Sunshine Coast (Masters supervision for professional component); Southbank Institute of Technology (Dramaturgy and Criticism); and Queensland Academy of Creative Industries (International Baccalaureate). Certificate IV in Workplace Training.


Selected publications

QUT ePrints

To find publications by Kathryn, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.



Current supervisions

  • Augmented Performance: Integrating theatre and augmented reality in the creation of evocative performance narratives
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr David Megarrity