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NamePositionExpertiseKeywords
Bardsley, Julia Lecturers Performance; video; photography; extreme garments; sculptural objects; configuration of the audience Drama Staff
Boyle, Michael Shane Lecturers Activist Performance; German Theatre, Dance, and Film; Marxism and Performance; Postdramatic Theatre; Performance Historiography Drama Staff
Campbell, Ali Readers 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
Davids, Nadia Lecturers South African theatre and performance; critical race theory; performance studies theory; creative writing Drama Staff
Deering, Jules Technical Staff Technical Director of Drama Drama Staff
Escolme, Bridget Readers 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 Professors 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 Professors Brazilian Culture and Performance (including indigenous practices); Socially-engaged arts; Cultural Policy; Theatre and performance in the criminal justice system Drama Staff
Inchley, Maggie Lecturers 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 Readers Performance art and live art; visual cultures; Oral histories of performance; subcultural histories Drama Staff
Kartsaki, Eirini Academic Staff Contemporary performance and Live Art; Repetition in performance, art and writing; Notions of desire and promiscuity; Feminist performance practice; Autobiography and Performance Writing; Solo work Drama Staff
Livergant, Elyssa Academic Staff Theatre and performance labour, training, and pedagogy; Contemporary performance practices; Urban performance, activism, and social justice; Cultural policy and cultural economies of performance Drama Staff
McAvinchey, Caoimhe Readers Applied Theatre and Performance; prison, punishment and performance; documentation and archives Drama Staff
McKinnie, Michael Senior Lecturer Performance and space; cultural economics of performance; performance and public policy; dramaturgy and new play development Drama Staff
Monks, Aoife Readers 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 Lecturers 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 Professors 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 Readers contemporary theatre and performance, especially in relation to sexuality, trauma, Shakespeare Drama Staff
Twitchin, Mischa Postdoctoral Researcher European theatres of the avant-garde; the cultural politics involved with concepts of empathy and mimesis; performance philosophy; the dialogue between anthropology and art. Drama Staff
Watt Smith, Tiffany Academic Staff Cultural histories of the body, its gestures, expressions, and emotions; the cultural history of sleep Drama Staff
Weaver, Lois Professors Live art; solo performance; feminist and lesbian theatre; aging; performance and human rights; relationships between performance and public engagement Drama Staff
Welton, Martin Senior Lecturer 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
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