Sue Mullane

Sue Mullane (PhD) is an experienced dance movement therapist and educator. She has worked with a focus on trauma and disability with adults and children in a variety of health, community, and educational settings in NSW and Victoria. For many years, Sue studied improvised movement under Al Wunder (Melbourne) which has imprinted in her a deep appreciation for what the art form can contribute to artistic, educational, and therapeutic processes. Her five-year collaboration with Sarah McGregor, developing group movement programs for women at the South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (SECASA), was documented in her M. Ed. (University of Melbourne) research project. Sue’s doctoral research (Deakin) encompassed a post-humanist interpretation of the ‘accompanied solo’, a shared improvised movement model she devised for use in special developmental schools. Her professional interests include articulating the contribution dance can make to the development of children with learning difficulties, and the assessment of this development. With Kim Dunphy, Sue devised MARA, the movement assessment and reporting app. She has published, presented, and lectured on dance movement therapy for teachers, tertiary students, and dance movement therapists through the Dance Movement Therapy Associations of Australia and America; Department of Education and Early Childhood; La Trobe, and Deakin Universities; Ikon Institute of Australia; and Phoenix Institute. Sue is a professional member of DTAA and is listed on the Clinical Supervisor Register. She currently convenes the Training and Education Committee.