Researcher biography

Professor Klaebe joins UQ from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) where she was the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate Research & Engagement) and former Dean of Research & Research Training. In this role, she led the strategy and management of the University’s Higher Degree Research (HDR) program, in collaboration with Faculties, Institutes and the International Division, and implemented career development and training activities for researchers.

Professor Klaebe is a leader in research development and training engagement activities, and has contributed greatly to research in creative writing, transmedia storytelling, narrative methodologies, oral and public history, interdisciplinary research, and in the evaluation of the economic, cultural and audience impact of public art programs. Professor Klaebe’s research reputation has been built on implementing creative ways of writing and presenting stories for communities, institutions, and organisations.

Professor Klaebe has served on the Australian Council of Graduate Research (ACGR), tasked with promoting excellence in research training and scholarship. Prior to these roles, Helen was Assistant Dean of Research and International Engagement in QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty. She has also achieved the status of Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), is a Queensland Smithsonian Fellow and has a PhD, MA(Res), MEd(HigherEd) and BA(Creative Writing).