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DR Christine Sinclair


  • Applied theatre (Applied theatre)
  • Arts partnerships
  • Community arts practices (Community cultural development)
  • Curriculum studies: arts education; Drama pedagogy; Drama and theatre practice. (Curriculum studies)
  • Drama and theatre practice (Performing arts)
  • Drama pedagogy (Drama pedagogy)
  • Theatre audiences and youth engagement
  • Young people's engagement with the arts



  • Christine Sinclair is head of drama education at the University of Melbourne. She teaches and researches across a range of arts and drama education programs, from teacher education to community, youth arts and Shakespeare. She has been a lecturer in drama, arts education at the undergraduate and post-graduate level at a number of universities and has also coordinated postgraduate programs in professional and creative writing. She is also a freelance community artist, working as a writer and director in many community settings. Her research interests include community arts and cultural development; performed research and reflective practitioner research; and innovative and creative pedagogies. Christine was director of publications and editor of the internationally peer reviewed journal, Nj: the Journal for Drama Australia for several years, and was a co-editor and contributing author for Education in the Arts published by Oxford University Press.   


Member of

  • Drama Australia. Member of Drama Victoria 1990 - 2013


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2005
  • MEd, University of Melbourne 1999
  • GDipEd, Queensland University of Technology 1981
  • BA, The University of Queensland 1979



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Research interests: theatre in community and community cultural development; applied theatre; reflective practitioner research; arts-based research including performed research and ethnographic performance; drama curriculum and pedagogy.