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Dr Rebecca Scollen

Dr Rebecca Scollen
Name Rebecca Scollen
Position Senior Lecturer
Section School of Arts & Communication
Office A204
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2774
Extension 2774
Email
Qualifications BA(Creative) USQ , BA(Hons) QUT , GCertEd QUT , PhD QUT

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Marketing not elsewhere classified ( 150599 )
  • Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified ( 190499 )

Research interests
Audience Research and Development
Audience Reception Studies (performing arts/arts)
Regional arts
Arts marketing
Performance analysis
Animals in live performance
Animal studies
Wildlife tourism
Performing heritage

Professional memberships
Board member of Flying Arts Alliance Inc (2016-2018)
Member of Wildlife Tourism Australia Executive (2016-2018)
Board member of Queensland Arts Council (2009-10)

Industry affiliations
Wildlife Tourism Australia
Australian Animal Studies Association
Association of Critical Heritage Studies
Visitor Studies Australia

Currently teaching courses/programs
HMT4007 - Becoming a Researcher
MAR8003 - Master of Arts Project A
MAR8004 - Master of Arts Project B
MAR8008 - Master of Arts Project C
MAR8006 - Guided Arts Studies A
MAR8007 - Guided Arts Studies B
MAR8005 - Dissertation, Exegesis or Project

Postgraduate Research Supervisions

PhDs awarded in 2018:
Margaret Power: "Investing in arts and culture positively changes communities: an impact study of RADF supported arts projects on the Western Downs, Queensland"

PhDs awarded in 2016
Sarah Peters: "bald heads & blue stars: a theory, model and impact of verbatim theatre practice"
Ashley Jones: "How does local broadcast media value, esteem and provide voice to a rapidly changing urban centre?"

Current PhDs and DCAs:
Bernadette Meenach: "Performing Biography: creating, embodying and shifting history"
Ellie Coleman: "Vegan Artists: reconsidering the ethical use of animals within contemporary art through a reinterpretation of the vegan philosophy"
David Steggall: "AutoEthnoClownoGraphy: a study of clowning as arts practice-led research in child protection"
Scott Alderdice: "Working with Shakespeare: developing the facility and methodology that enables online communities of creative practice in the study of Shakespeare.”
Bonnie Green: "Guiding the guides: An action research study on the use of guided improvisation within the private one-to-one piano studio"
Michael Smalley: "Proposing a model of contemporary theatrical stage management as a scenographic practice"
Courtney Feldman: "Examining the role of instrumental training on vocal jazz improvisers"

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
15 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Master of Arts Degree Program Coordinator (2015 - )
USQ Artsworx Artistic Director (2015 - 2018 )
USQ Artsworx Manager (2006 - 2014)

Research most recent
Mason, Andrew and Scollen, Rebecca (2018) 'Grassroots festival keeps city alive during severe drought' in Journal of Place Management and Development.

Scollen, Rebecca (2018) 'Animals and Humans on Stage: Live Performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast' in Animal Studies Journal, 7:1, 248-269.

Scollen, Rebecca (2015) ‘Same but Different: growing new audiences for the performing arts in regional Australia’ in McDonald J. and Mason R., Creative Communities: regional inclusion and the arts, UK: Intellect Ltd.


Research most notable
Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (APDI) and Chief Investigator on the ARC Linkage funded project, 'Talking Theatre: an audience development programme for regional Queensland and the Northern Territory' (2004-2006)

Scollen, Rebecca (2011) 'Does the 'Shakespeare' in Shakespeare in the Park matter?: an investigation of attendances and attitudes of the USQ Shakespeare in the Park Festival'. Applied Theatre Researcher (12). ISSN 1443-1726

Scollen, Rebecca (2009) 'Talking Theatre is more than a Test Drive: Two Audience Development Methodologies under Review'. International Journal of Arts Management, Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 4-13.

Scollen, Rebecca (2007) 'Regional Voices Talk Theatre: audience development for the performing arts'. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, No. 13. pp. 45–56.


Publications in ePrints

Scollen, Rebecca (2018) Animals and humans on stage: live performances at Sea World on the Gold Coast. Animal Studies Journal, 7 (1). pp. 248-269. ISSN 2201-3008

Mason, Andrew and Scollen, Rebecca (2018) Grassroots festival keeps city alive during severe drought. Journal of Place Management and Development. ISSN 1753-8335

Scollen, Rebecca and Smalley, Michael (2016) Introduction: resistance and resilience. In: Resilience: revive, restore, reconnect: Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) 2016 Conference Proceedings, Volume 1. University of Southern Queensland, Artsworx, Toowoomba, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISBN 978-0-9946184-0-5

Hickey, Andrew and Johnson, Laurie and Scollen, Rebecca and Forbes, Melissa (2016) Pedagogy, place and performance: the role of touring performing arts in regional Queensland - a review of Opera Queensland’s project Rossini. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

Scollen, Rebecca and Smalley, Michael, eds. (2016) Resilience: revive, restore, reconnect: Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) 2016 Conference Proceedings, Volume 1. University of Southern Queensland, Artsworx, Toowoomba, Australia, pp. 1-130. ISBN 978-0-9946184-0-5

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Marketing not elsewhere classified ( 150599 )
  • Performing Arts and Creative Writing not elsewhere classified ( 190499 )