Dr Julie Shearer

Lecturer - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Julie Shearer

Phone: +61 2 6773 5202

Email: julie.shearer@une.edu.au


Julie has recently joined the staff at UNE from Trinity College in Dublin where she taught Shakespeare, Irish Theatre and subjects in Performance.  She has a PhD from Trinity College, a MA from University College Dublin and a BA (Hons) from QUT.  Previous to her academic career Julie was a professional actor and theatre-maker performing with, amongst others, Bell Shakespeare, the Queensland State Theatre Company and the Riverina Theatre Company.


PhD (Trinity College, Dublin), MA, BA (Hons)

Teaching Areas

Theatre & Performance

Research Interests

Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, Political theatre, Contemporary Irish and Australian theatre, Actor Training.

Her current research project is Wide Open: The Landscape of Contemporary Australian Political Theatre.