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.
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.