Dr Julian Meyrick is incoming Professor of Creative Arts at Griffith University.
The son of an English father and Australian mother, Julian studied politics and economics at Exeter University. He took an MA in theatre directing in the US and was later Associate Director and Literary Adviser at Melbourne Theatre Company. He has a PhD in the history of Australian theatre and was a Research Fellow at La Trobe University.
He has directed over sixty theatre shows, and is winner of the Helpmann Award for Best New Work in 2012. He is a member of the Currency House editorial committee and the Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Board, and is Artistic Counsel for the State Theatre Company of South Australia. He is a regular media commentator on matters of Australian theatre and Australian cultural policy.