Helena Grehan

Professor Helena Grehan

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2023
  • Section(s): Arts


Helena Grehan is Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University. Her research deals with the intersections of art, technology, politics and spectatorship in the contemporary context. She has published four scholarly books and two co-edited books, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Several of her publications have won prizes for research excellence. She has also led major ARC funded collaborative grant projects. She has held leadership roles including Dean of Research, Associate Dean of Research, Deputy Dean and Acting Executive Dean in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Murdoch University.

She has a passionate interest in mentorship and supporting the sector to adapt to meet the challenges of the contemporary context. As such, she speaks at international fora on collegiality and care, adjudicates promotions and fostering the development of staff as well as running conferences, examining theses, participating in award panels, and assessing grant applications from a range of disciplines internationally. She has supervised over 20 Research Higher Degree candidates to completion. She is the Deputy Editor of Performance Research.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.