Senior Lecturer in Education and the Arts, CQUniversity Australia

Dr Susan Davis is Senior Lecturer at CQUniversity in education and the arts and with extensive experience in education research and practice. Her research interests include drama and narrative, ICTs for creative practice, assessment, feedback and pedagogy. She currently sits on the Queensland Studies Authority Learning Advisory Committee for The Arts, was on the QSA (now QCAA) State Panel for Drama for 18 years and on the Drama Queensland Executive for 15 years. She was previously a drama teacher and performing arts Head of Department and created many youth theatre projects in collaboration with various partners such as the Brisbane Powerhouse and QPAC and Sunshine Coast and Noosa Councils. She was also Chair of the UNESCO designated Noosa Biosphere Reserve (2011-14) with a strong interest in promoting the principles of conservation, sustainability and learning as part of this UNESCO program. Her work is informed by sociocultural and activity theory research frames in 2013 she spent time as a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Research on Activity, Development and Learning (CRADLE) at the University of Helsinki. Susan regularly presents at national and international conferences and has had a number of book chapters and refereed articles published. She was one of the authors of the drama book ‘Dramatexts’ and is lead editor for the forthcoming book “Dramatic interactions in education”.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Education & the Arts, Central Queensland University


  • 2010 
    QUT, PhD
  • 2006 
    QUT, MA (Research)