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Professor of Creative Arts, Griffith University

Dr Julian Meyrick is Professor of Creative Arts at Griffith University's Centre for Creative Industries.

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. From 2012 to 2019 he was Professor of Creative Arts at Flinders 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.


  • 2020–present
    Professor, Professor of Creative Arts


  • 2000 
    La Trobe University, PhD
  • 1986 
    Kansas University, MA
  • 1984 
    University of Exeter, BSSc
  • Gold Coast, Queensland
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