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School of English and Drama


Adebayo, Mojisola Lecturer Theatre making; Theatre for social change; ‘Afriquia’ / black queer theatre and performance; Theatres of the African diaspora; Creating accessible and inclusive theatre Drama Staff
Bardsley, Julia Lecturer Performance; video; photography; extreme garments; sculptural objects; configuration of the audience Drama Staff
Boyle, Michael Shane Lecturer Activist Performance; German Performance History; Marxism and Political Economy; Postdramatic Theatre; Technology Drama Staff
Campbell, Ali Professor Applied Performance with Visual Practice; AIDS education through theatre; T.I.E/issue based performance in schools; London based work with marginal groups Drama Staff
Deering, Jules Technical Staff Technical Director of Drama Drama Staff
Escolme, Bridget Professor Early modern performance practice; contemporary performance of Shakespeare and his contemporaries; the role of the audience; theatre for young people and Theatre in Education Drama Staff
Harvie, Jen Professor Contemporary theatre and performance; feminism and performance; performance and the city; conditions of making art and performance (e.g. funding, spaces) and their political effects Drama Staff
Heritage, Paul Professor Brazilian Culture and Performance (including indigenous practices); Socially-engaged arts; Cultural Policy; Theatre and performance in the criminal justice system Drama Staff
Inchley, Maggie Senior Lecturer New writing and contemporary performance; the role of the voice in the performance of contemporary identity; practitioner training; comic and popular performance; political rhetoric Drama Staff
Johnson, Dominic Professor Performance art and live art; visual cultures; LGBTQIA studies. Drama Staff
Keidan, Lois Academic Staff Live Art in the UK, Europe and internationally; Cultural industries and arts management; Live Art, activism and social change; Live Art and archives Drama Staff
McAvinchey, Caoimhe Professor Applied Theatre and Performance; prison, punishment and performance; documentation and archives Drama Staff
McKinnie, Michael Reader Performance and space; cultural economics of performance; performance and public policy; dramaturgy and new play development Drama Staff
Monks, Aoife Reader The histories and ideologies of acting; Critical approaches to costume and embodiment; Virtuosity and Stage Irishness; The material cultures of performance; Professional identity at the theatre Drama Staff
O'Brien, Martin Lecturer Illness and disability in performance; durational performance and endurance art; medical performances; death and the undead in art and performance; pain and BDSM in performance Drama Staff
Oliver, Daniel Academic Staff Performance Art and Live Art; Negative Affects – esp. awkwardness; Dysfunction in Contemporary Performance and Live Art; Audience Participation; The Social Turn; Neurodiversity – esp. dyspraxia; Performance and Psychoanalysis Drama Staff
Ridout, Nicholas Professor Histories and theories of theatre and affect; intersections between theatre and philosophy; opera and musical performance; Marxist histories and theories of culture Drama Staff
Silverstone, Catherine Reader contemporary theatre and performance, especially in relation to sexuality, trauma, Shakespeare Drama Staff
Watt Smith, Tiffany Reader Cultural histories of the body, its gestures, expressions, and emotions; the cultural history of sleep Drama Staff
Weaver, Lois Professor Live art; solo performance; feminist and lesbian theatre; aging; performance and human rights; relationships between performance and public engagement Drama Staff
Welton, Martin Reader Movement and the senses in relation to the theory and practice of contemporary performance Drama Staff
Woods, Penelope Academic Staff Cultures of performance and spectatorship through history and around the world Drama Staff
Wright, David Technical Staff Drama Technical Manager Drama Staff
Fallow, Catriona Lecturer Contemporary playwriting and text-based performance; Theatrical institutions;Theatre history, historiography and archival studies; Shakespeare and Early Modern performance. Drama Staff
Arora, Swati Lecturer Contemporary theatre and performance, at the intersections of critical race, anti-caste, Black and Indigenous studies; Performance and the city; Afro-Asia intimacies; Transnational gender politics Drama Staff