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Prof Brad Haseman

Brad HasemanAs Professor and Assistant Dean (Research) for the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology, Brad has worked as a teacher and researcher for over thirty years pursuing his fascination with the aesthetics and forms of contemporary performance and pedagogy. Formerly a drama teacher and consultant in Queensland secondary schools, Brad is well-known as an author (Dramawise) and as a workshop leader and speaker, regularly presenting throughout Australia, Asia and Europe.

Brad maintains his practice as a drama educator in university and corporate settings. He has received a number of teaching awards in recognition of his role as a consultant to business and community groups engaged in experiential learning and he continues to conduct management and leadership programs with the Queensland Government, the Royal Brisbane and Woman's Hospital and the Australian Defence Materials Organisation. Brad's current research investigates practice-led methodologies for the arts and evaluation strategies to assess the impact of experiential learning techniques in corporate and community settings. He is currently leading a research project in Papua New Guinea developing applied performance programs for HIV and AIDS education. In 2008 he co-authored the Occasional Paper The arts and Australia's national innovation system 1994-2008 for the Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS).

Brad has served as President of Contact Youth Theatre, in the 1990's was Chair of the GRUNT Youth Space in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane and in 2008 was Chair of SPARK, the National Young Artists Mentoring Program managed by Youth Arts Queensland.

Brad is a community interest representative on the Australia Council for the Arts where he chairs the Community Partnerships Committee which manages a range of funding programs for community cultural development activities. Community Partnerships also includes Arts in Education, Arts-Health and Artist in Residence programs for Australian schools and communities.

When you cannot 'Suit the action to the word, the word to the action': the case for performative evaluation.