Julian Meyrick is Strategic Professor of Creative Arts at Flinders University. He is a theatre historian and cultural policy analyst, as well as an award-winning theatre director. Previously he was Associate Director and Literary Advisor at Melbourne Theatre Company, where he was responsible for establishing Hard Lines, a new play development programme.
Professor Meyrick has published widely on the Australian theatre, culture, and cultural policy. He is currently Chief Investigator on two ARC Linkage Projects: AusStage Phase 5 (LE140100024) and Laboratory Adeclaide: Accounting for Culture's Value in the Arts, Cultural Organisations and Events (LP140100802).
Professor Meyrick is Artistic Counsel for the State Theatre Company of South Australia and a member of the Currency House editorial board. The Retreat of Our National Drama, his second Currency House Platform Paper, was published in 2014.
PhD (theatre history) La Trobe University (2000)
MA (theatre directing) Kansas University (1986)
BSSc (economics and politics) Exeter University (1984)
Best New Australian Work, Helpmann Awards, 2012
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, La Trobe University 2007-10
Special Mention, Centre for Australian Cultural Studies Award, 2002
Best Director on the Fringe, Victorian Green Room Awards, 1999 (double award)
Pick of the Fringe, ABC Radio Award, 1991