The Drama Department of Flinders had always combined conventional scholarly research with other activities such as, performance research, the creation of new productions, extensive theatre and music reviewing for both the state and national press.
Drama is linked to two key national and international research bodies:
- Australian Performance Laboratory specialises in performance research and assists individual artists and theatre companies realise innovative projects.
- AusStage - a research infrastructure project centred around a national performing arts database covering dramatic performing arts events in Australia, both past and present.
In addition to these collaborative research areas, staff members have developed research profiles which link their academic research with their involvement in the performing arts, as practitioners and critisc. The research area of individual members of the drama department can be found in the staff profiles.