Researcher biography

Bernadette Cochrane joined UQ in 2014 as a Lecturer in Drama in the School of Communication and Arts. She has taught on historical and contemporary drama, dramaturgical theory and performance-making. Her current teaching responsiblities include particular reference to European theatre of the twentieth-century, and directing and dramaturgy. Bernadette, as part of the UQ Drama team, was received the 2018 Award for Programs that Enhance Learning for the "UQ Drama: Building Pathways to Creative Careers" project. In 2016, again as part of the UQ Drama team, she received a Commendation for Teaching Excellence, Prior to joining UQ, Bernadette was a freelance arts worker with a particular focus on directing. Bernadette completed her dramaturgical PhD at the University of Queensland in 2013.

Her co-edited anthology New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice was published by Methuen in 2014. She is a major contributor to The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Directors and Directing, edited by Maria Delgado and Simon Williams. Bernadette is a member of the Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy Working Group of the International Federation of Theatre Research. She is also a Board Member for the Migrant Dramaturgies Network - the international research network developed in partnership with New Tides Platform (UK) and the Centre for Theatre Research at the University of Lisbon, Portugal - which explores emerging dramaturgies of theatrical responses to migration in light of recent migration and shifts in global politics and economics. Bernadette is currently researching the intersection of live performance, cinema, institutional dramaturgies, and cultural production; and contemporary theatrical representations of Otherness.

Bernadette welcomes applications for higher research degree supervision in: directing, dramaturgy, Early Modern performance practice; twentieth century European theatre; theatre and digital humanities; and theatrical cultural production.

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