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Associate Professor Maggi Phillips

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6129, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML2.212
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6129  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML2.212  


Staff Qualifications

  • Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training, TAFE WA, 2006 .
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Darwin University, 1996 .
  • Bachelor of Arts, Charles Darwin University, 1992 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Moving Knowledge: using memory and music to investigate choreographic processes,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher Grant - 2014,  2014,  $5,000.
  • Kira and James: A Biographical Investigation of Two Significant Cultural Figures, Using Historical and Practice-Led Forms of Research,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2008 - 2010,  $24,006.
  • Dancing Between Diversity and Consistency: Evaluating Assessment in Postgraduate Studies in Dance,  Office for Learning and Teaching,  OLT - Grant (pre-2013),  2006 - 2008,  $150,164.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)


  • Phillips, M., Stock, C., Vincs, K., (2009), Dancing between Diversity and Consistency., 50, Perth.

Book Chapters

  • Phillips, M., (2011), Knowledge, Experience and a Dash of Rebellion: Dance Training in Australia. Shaping the Landscape: Celebrating Dance in Australia, 103-119, London, New York, New Delhi.

Journal Articles

  • Phillips, M., (2013), Diminutive Catastrophe: Clown?s Play. M/C Journal, 16(1), 1-6.
  • Phillips, M., (2012), Skipped stakes of lightness: A failure of knowledge. Axon: Creative Explorations, 2(1), 14p., Canberra.
  • Phillips, M., (2009), Artists, creativity and knowledge: A challenge for doctoral change. Research in Dance Education, 10(3), 219-230, United Kingdom, DOI: 10.1080/14647890903324162.

Conference Publications

  • Phillips, M., (2013), Skipping against hegemony: Where are states of lightness in contemporary dance-making?. Dance, young people and change: Proceedings of the daCi and WDA Global Dance Summit, 1-8,
  • Phillips, M., (2009), Seeking excellence in danced postgraduate degrees. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Performance Science 2009, 6p., The Netherlands.
  • Phillips, M., Stock, C., Vincs, K., (2009), Dancing doctorates down-under? Defining and assessing `doctorateness? when embodiment enters the thesis. Dance Dialogues: Conversations Across Cultures, Artforms and Practices. Refereed Proceedings* of the World Dance Alliance Global Summit 2008, 14p., Brisbane, Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  My Worst Ever Night At The Best School Ball Ever: Creating Taboo Theatre For Teenagers..
  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  The Use Of The Principles And Practice Of Zen Buddhism And Korean Dance To Create A New Choreographic Style For Contemporary Classical Ballet Works..
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The (un) Written Heart In Brecht's Baal And Journeys Of The God Of Happiness.
  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  The Integrated Sound, Space And Movement Environment..
  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  Words Fail Me..
  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  Variations On The Theme Of Metamorphosis As Applied To Musical Compositional Structure..
  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  Claiming Shakespeare For Our Own: An Investigation Into Directing Shakespeare In Australia In The 21st Century..
  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  They Reckon I Need A Dramaturg: Examining The Value Of A Dramaturg To Both The Playwright And The Professional Theatre Company In Australia..
  • Doctor of Contemporary Arts,  Death And Renewal: A Process Of Growth Through Loss..
  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  Undressing And Redressing The Harlequin: An Australian Designer's Perspective..
  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  Shakespeare's Verse And The Training Actor..
  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  When The Carnival Is Over: Peter Barnes' Red Noses And Bakhtin..
  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  Mallakhamb: An Investigation Into The Indian Physical Pratice Of Rope And Pole Mallakhamb.
  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  An Evaluation Of The Instructional Practices In Voice Teaching At Australian Performing Art Institutions.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Production Designers Of The Western Australian Opera Company 1968-97. .
  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  An Investigation Into The Use Of Visual Stimuli When Performing Spectrally Directed Computer Music..
  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  Renaissance And Baroque Stage Technology And Its Meaning For Today's Theatre..

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Producing The Moon: An Account Of The Festival Of Perth: 1953-1999.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Diva Voice: Reimagining The Diva In Contemporary Feminist Performance.

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Arts (Creative Arts),  From Cannibal To Consumer: The Shifting Poetic Metaphor Of The Vampire.
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