Brad Haseman is Professor and Assistant Dean (Academic) of the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology. As a drama teacher, speaker and researcher Brad has pursued his fascination with the aesthetics and forms of teaching and learning for over 30 years. He regularly presents throughout Australia, Asia, and Scandinavia and in 2012 was keynote speaker at the London Olympic Arts Festival conference on education, sponsored by The Tate Museums and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Brad is known as a leading proponent of Practice-led Research. His paper A Manifesto for Performative Research is seen as a call-to-arms proposing a non-traditional research methodology for the arts. In 2013 he was keynote speaker at the third Colloquium on Artistic Research in Performing Arts in Helsinki.
He is a member of research teams investigating creative practice in learning. These projects include Australian Research Council funded projects Digital storytelling and co-creative media: coordinating population-wide creative practice and Developing applied performance programs for HIV and AIDS education in Papua New Guinea.
Brad is currently Chair of the Capacity Building Strategy Panel for the Australia Council for the Arts and from 2007 to 2011 chaired the Community Partnerships Committee of the Australia Council which managed funding programs for community cultural development, Arts in Education, Arts-Health and Artist in Residence programs for Australian schools and communities. In July 2014 Brad co-convened the 2nd International Teaching Artist Conference held in Brisbane, Australia.