Dr Bernadette Cochrane


School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Bernadette Cochrane is a Lecturer in Drama in the School of Communication and Arts. Her research often focusses on the cinematic screening of live theatre. Bernadette completed her dramaturgical PhD at the University of Queensland. Prior to joining UQ, Bernadette was a freelance arts wortker. She is a member of the Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy Working Group of the International Federation of Theatre Research. Bernadette has taught on historical and contemporary drama, dramaturgical theory and performance-making. Her co-edited anthology New Dramaturgy: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice was published by Methuen in 2014. She is currently researching the intersection of live performance and cinema.

Research Interests

  • Dramaturgy
  • Adaptation
  • the live relay/the broadcast of arts events
  • Contemporary theatre practice
  • Theatre history
  • Digital humanities

Research Impacts

2016 “Mediating Authorship: The Live Relay and Postdramatic Mediaturgies”. Invited speaker for the Postdramatic Mediaturgies conference which was part of the interuniversity project on "Literature and Media Innovation: The Question of Genre Transformations" for the Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings (CLIC) (Brussels, Ohio State and Université du Québec à Montréal.)

2017 “(Re)mediating Remains of Authorship” . Invited speaker for “Theatre Workings” the public seminar series run by the Central School of Speech and Drama,


  • Master of Arts (Shakespearean Studies), The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

Journal Article

Other Outputs

  • Cochrane, Mary (2013). Dramaturgy, playtext and structure PhD Thesis, School of English, Media Studies and Art History, The University of Queensland.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision