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Dr Rebecca Scollen

Dr Rebecca Scollen
Name Rebecca Scollen
Position Head of School (Creative Arts)
Section School of Creative Arts
Office A205
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

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Heritage and Culture (CHC)

Currently teaching courses/programs
Postgraduate Research Supervisions

PhD awarded in 2019:
Bernadette Meenach: "Performing Biography: creating, embodying and shifting history"

PhD 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:
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
Head of School of Creative Arts (Feb 2019 - )
Master of Arts Degree Program Coordinator (Jan 2015 - March 2019)
USQ Artsworx Artistic Director (2015 - 2018 )
USQ Artsworx Manager (2006 - 2014)

Research most recent
Scollen, Rebecca Jane and Mason, Andrew (2020) 'Sea World - Gold Coast, Australia's discourse of legitimation: signage and live animal shows (2015-2018) as indicators of change in messaging' in Journal of Sustainable Tourism. pp. 1-16.

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.


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 Jane and Mason, Andrew (2020) Sea World - Gold Coast, Australia's discourse of legitimation: signage and live animal shows (2015-2018) as indicators of change in messaging. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. pp. 1-16. ISSN 0966-9582

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, 11 (3). pp. 266-276. 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 ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9862-6444 and Johnson, Laurie and Scollen, Rebecca and Forbes, MelissaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2528-9763 (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]

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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 )