Professor School of Arts, Murdoch University

Helena Grehan teaches in English and Creative Arts at Murdoch University. She is the author of Mapping Cultural Identity in Contemporary Australian Performance (PeterLang, 2001) and Performance, Ethics and Spectatorship in a Global Age (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), ‘We’re People Who Do Shows’, Back to Back Theatre: Performance, Politics, Visibility (co-edited with Peter Eckersall, Performance Research Books, 2013) and most recently William Yang: Stories of Love and Death (co-authored with Edward Scheer, New South Books, 2016). She writes essays on performance and technology, art and politics and spectatorship and ethics. She is currently working with Professor Peter Eckersall, Dr Caroline Wake, Dr Edward Patterson, E/Prof Janelle Reinelt and Professor Ed Scheer on an ARC Discovery project on theatre and politics. She is Chief Editor of Performance Paradigm.


  • –present
    Professor, School of Arts, Murdoch University