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Helen is a Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator for Arts Management at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
DrRusak studied musicology and arts management in Adelaide. She has worked as amusic teacher, academic, concerts and festivals manager. Prior to working atECU she was Acting Program Director for the Arts and Cultural Management, UniSA.Her school was awarded a national education award in events training, for herstudent industry placement project developing the Inaugural National IndigenousArts Festival. She served on the School’s research committee as ResearchSeminar co-ordinator. She also won research funding for her research on theeffects of YouTube and social networking on the music industry. She haspresented at conferences and published on the arts, music and new media. Shehas broad experience in arts management practice and has held senior governmentadvisory roles.