Incoming Professor of Creative Arts, Flinders University. Honorary Associate, La Trobe University. Honorary Fellow, Deakin Universities. Associate Director and Literary Advisor at Melbourne Theatre Company 2002-2007. Kickhouse theatre artistic director 1989-1998. Julian has directed many award-winning theatre productions, including Angela’s Kitchen for the Griffin, which attracted the 2012 Helpmann for Best Australian Work. For fortyfive Downstairs: Whiteley’s Incredible Blue, Do Not Go Gentle…; for MTC: Tribes, The Birthday Party, Thom Pain, Enlightenment, The Ghost Writer, A Single Act, Cruel and Tender, Dinner, The Memory of Water, Blue/Orange and Frozen; for STC: The Vertical Hour, Doubt and The Snow Queen; for the Griffin: October; and many other new Australian works such as Luke Devenish’s Grace Among the Christians, St. Rose of Lima and Fun and Games with the Oresteia. He directed Fever and the inaugural production of Who’s Afraid of the Working Class? for the Melbourne Workers Theatre and won the 1998 Green Room Award for Best Director on the Fringe. He was responsible for expanding the Affiliate Writers Scheme at MTC and for initiating the Hard Lines new play program. He was a founding member and Deputy Chair of PlayWriting Australia 2004-2009. As a historian he has published an account of Nimrod Theatre, See How It Runs (2003), a history of MTC, The Drama Continues, a Currency House Platform Paper, Trapped By the Past, and academic articles on post-War Australian theatre, the theory-practice nexus, and contemporary dramaturgy. He is currently researching a series of case studies from Australian theatre in the 1980s and 1990s focusing on the relationship between cultural policy and creative practice.