Liz Ellison is a lecturer in Creative Industries at CQUniversity, currently teaching in the postgraduate coursework space (Noosa campus). She has worked as a named investigator on an Office of Learning and Teaching grant (OLT) investigating postgraduate (coursework and higher degree research) courses nationally. She previously has completed research work on an OLT grant investigating higher degree research supervision in the creative arts, and an evaluation project of the Artslink Queensland Animating Spaces events. She is also the current Director of the CQUni Noosa ArtSpace.
Liz's doctoral thesis explored representations of the Australian beach in literature and film and was awarded in 2013. She has continued to publish in film and television studies, and literary studies. Her research interests include:
- Australian beach studies
- Australian literature and popular fiction
- Australian media studies (including cinema distribution, Indigenous cinema and reality television)
- Evaluation of community arts
- Postgraduate higher education (including coursework and supervision)
Up until her relocation to Noosa at the end of 2016 from QUT in Brisbane, Liz, along with two other colleagues, coordinated TEXTA, a book club held in conjunction with the QUT Art Museum. The book club ran four times a year in the museum, discussing thematically linked books alongside a curated talk of the current exhibition.Until recently, Liz was the President and co-founder of Growl, a Brisbane community theatre group.