Sue Davis
  • Last updated:
  • 21 Aug 2020

Associate Professor Davis is the current President for the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance. She has been actively involved in the regional arts scene on the Sunshine Coast as a foundation member of the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance (beginning with the Noosa Creative Catalyst program), Pecha Kucha Coordinator and lead for the engagement program for developing the Sunshine Coast Arts Plan. She has a background in drama education/youth arts/scriptwriter and has extensive experience in education, research, project management and cultural development.

Background and experience

Susan currently works as Deputy Dean Research in the School of Education and the Arts at CQUniversity Australia and is based at their Sunshine Coast campus.Previous careers as a drama education, policy officer and Performing Arts Head of Department. Her research and creative practice interests include creativity and applied arts/theatre practice, engagement and learning, arts and sustainability, regional arts and cultural development, scriptwriting as research extensive experience in leading school and community programs and participatory processes, in collaboration with various industry partners (Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Bundaberg Councils, STC, Patch Theatre, JUTE Theatre etc) published extensively and written over 50 articles, book chapters, and scripts. Has an ongoing practice-based project called 'Wild/flower Women' exploring the lives, work and living legacy of women who have been artists and environmentalists and has co-curated two exhibitions including one at Caloundra Regional Gallery in 2018 and staged an Anywhere Theatre performance previously was Co-Convenor of the Australian Association for Research in Education Arts Special Interest Group, Chair of Noosa Biosphere Ltd and sat on the Queensland Studies Authority State Panel for Drama and Learning Advisory Committee for The Arts.

Current Board memberships

  • Drama Australia
  • President Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance Board
  • Member Creative Arts Alliance
  • Chair Central Queensland Regional Arts Services network