Julie Holledge began her career as an actor and director in the British alternative theatre movement in the 1970s. and moved to Australia in the early 1980s.
Major publications include Innocent Flowers: Women in Edwardian Theatre (1981); Women's Intercultural Performance (2000) with Joanne Tompkins; and A Global Doll's House (2016) with Jonathan Bollen, Frode Helland, and Joanne Tompkins.
Rob Jordan Book Prize, 2002: Women's Intercultural Performance. Author with Joanne Tompkins. London: Routledge. 2000
Carrick Australian Federal Government Award for University Teaching, 2006. Commendation: for the development of research rich undergraduate courses; intercultural programs; and industry linked schemes for students training to be professional actors and directors.
Award for Outstanding Contribution to Flinders University granted during the Celebrations to mark the 40th Anniversary of Flinders University.
2010 from 1999 Chief Investigator of the Lead Institution of AusStage: the Australian Gateway for the Performing Arts. Australia's most successful creative arts research infrastructure project and recipient of five major grants from the Australian Research Council. Currently in its fourth phase of development, AusStage has twenty-two partners including eighteen universities, and the Australia Council for the Arts. (approx $3,000,000 Aus.)
2010 Project Administrator, Ibsen Through African Eyes, Lusaka, Zambia
2009 - 2012 Member of Executive of Ibsen International Organising Committee for Tri-annual International Ibsen Conferences.
2007 Member of the Research Quality Framework Consultative Committee. Appointed by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment, and Trade to Panel 13 as Performing Arts representative to assess all creative arts research undertaken in Australian universities from 2001-2006. (A newly elected Federal Government later abandoned this policy initiative.)
2006 - 2009 Chair Executive Steering Committee, Women Playwrights International (WPI) . This organisation is responsible for a tri-annual conference, it was established in 1978 and has an extensive international membership. Conferences have been held in the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Greece, the Philippines, Indonesia, and India. In 2012, the conference will be hosted by the Riksteatern in Stockholm.
1998 - 2000 President of the Australasian Drama Studies Association (ADSA). This is the peak body for scholars and teachers working in the performing arts tertiary sector.
1990 - 1996 Trustee Adelaide Festival Centre. Appointed by the South Australian Government as one of the seven Trustee responsible for the management of the Adelaide Festival Centre (AFC). The AFC hosts major international festivals, and is one of Australia's major arts institutions.
1994 - 1996 Chair of the Arts Sub-Committee, Adelaide Festival Centre.
1987 - 1990 Board Member of the Red Shed Theatre, an experimental theatre company critically acclaimed for creating new Australian drama.
1989 - 1991 Member of Executive of the Australasian Drama Studies Association.
1987 - 1991 Panel Member on Theatre Board of the South Australian Department for the Arts.1984 - 1987 Committee Member of the Adelaide Women's Theatre Network.
1980 - 1981 Member of the British Actors Equity Women Committee.
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