Susan Davis

susanSusan Davis is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and the Arts at Central Queensland University, Australia. Her career spans extensive experience as a secondary drama teacher, Performing Head of Department, Senior Policy Officer and more recently as a lecturer in primary and early childhood teacher education programs.

Her research has focused on drama, engagement, digital technologies and sustainability. Susan was one of the authors of the drama book Dramatexts and was lead editor for the book Dramatic interactions in education: Vygotskian and sociocultural approaches to drama, education and research and the recently released Learning that matters: Revitalising Heathcote’s Rolling Role for the digital age.

She regularly presents at state, national and international conferences and has published over 40 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. She is the current Convenor of the Arts Education Research Special Interest Group of the Australian Association for Research in Education and is on the Board for Drama Australia. Her passion is to make learning creative, meaningful and contagious – whether it be in the classroom, online or in the community.


Transformative learning: Revisiting Heathcote and Vygotsky for the digital age. p-e-r-f-o-r-m-a-n-c-e, 2 (1-2).