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Research Biography

Dr Tiffany Knight is an award-winning actor, director and lecturer in Drama at Flinders University. She has performed with theatre companies across Australia and Canada, including State Theatre Company South Australia, Queensland Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre and eight seasons with Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival. She originated the role of Emily in the multi-award-winning solo show 19 weeks by Emily Steel, and has been nominated for four Jessie Richardson Theatre awards for her work on Vancouver stages.On screen, Tiffany has appeared in many featured and recurring roles, including Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1, Smallville, Wanted, ANZAC Girls, Red Dog and The Babadook.She has taught acting throughout her career, including Adelaide University’s Elder Conservatory Musical Theatre program, Flinders University Drama Centre, Adelaide College of the Arts and the University of British Columbia. Tiffany was awarded a PhD in Drama from Flinders University in 2018 and received the Vice Chancellor’s Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. She co-authored The Creative PhD: Challenges, Opportunities, Reflections with Professor Tara Brabazon and Natalie Hills (Emerald Press). Tiffany is a proud member the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, where she was President of the SA Branch (Equity Section) from 2019-2021 and National Vice President (Equity Section) from 2021-24.

Supervisor Philosophy

Currently I'm supervising an Honours student undertaking practice-led research employing the creation of live performance exploring the intersection of class and feminism.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Just the Actor: a Practice-Led Research Investigation into the Actor's Status in Contemporary Independent Theatre, Flinders University

30 Jun 20152 Apr 2018

Award Date: 2 Apr 2018

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), From Memory to Metaphor: Interpreting the Autobiographic Monodrama, Flinders University

11 Mar 20121 Nov 2013

Award Date: 10 Apr 2014

Diploma, Diploma of Theatre Arts, George Brown College

2 Sept 19937 Apr 1996

Award Date: 5 May 1996

External positions

National Vice President, Equity Section, Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA)

1 Sept 202115 Feb 2024

Chair, Performers Support Fund of South Australia

2 Apr 202011 Oct 2021

President, SA Branch (Equity Section), Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA)

12 Mar 20192 Oct 2021