Researcher biography

Professor Klaebe provides strategic leadership and direction of graduate research education for the Graduate School, where we deliver high-quality experiences for higher degree by research (HDR) candidates to enhance their educational, professional development and career pathways. UQ attracts and invests in quality candidates to work with our world-class researcher expertise producing significant research impact.  Our HDR programs and graduate research education is at the forefront of innovation and best practice and our candidates work with international and domestic institutional and industry partners. As Dean, Professor Klaebe also manages key HDR initiatives such as our joint PhD programs with Exeter University (UK) and IIT Delhi (India), our unique Career Development Framework, the Global Change Scholars program, the Wonder of Science program, and the internationally renowned UQ 3MT competition.

Professor Klaebe is a leader in research development and training engagement activities and research focuses on creative ways to write, implement and present stories for communities, institutions, and organisations, and evaluation of the economic, cultural and audience impact of public art programs. Key areas include creative writing, transmedia storytelling, narrative methodologies, oral and public history, interdisciplinary research. 

Professor Klaebe has served on the Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR), tasked with promoting excellence in research training and scholarship. She has also achieved the status of Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), and is a Queensland Smithsonian Fellow and has a PhD, MA(Res), MEd(HigherEd) and BA(Creative Writing).