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Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Applications welcomed in the areas of script writing; experimental writing; reminiscence and commemoration; multimedia and digital scenography; installation arts; community arts; performance photography and documentation practices.

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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Practice Research; creative process; and methodologies.
  • Performance photography and documentation; and discourses of images and performance.
  • Playwrighting; palimpsests of landscape; site specific and site responsive community writing.
  • Performance projection and animation; miniature installation work interrogating memory, commemoration & WWI.



Undergraduate Teaching

BA (Hons) Drama; BA (Hons) Creative Performance. Modules: multimedia; Key Modern Drama Practitioners; site-specific performance; installation art.

Postgraduate Teaching

MA Making Performance. Modules: Practice as Research; performance practice; dissertation.

PhD supervision
Director of Studies:

  • Circus and Street Arts as Radical Art Forms
  • Effects of Nazi Occupation on Norwegian Music
  • Exploring Domination Through Sound Art
  • Devising Dance Theatre (University of Bolton).


  • In Search of Duende
  • Time Ghost: A Memetic Application for the Creation of Live and Virtual Performance
  • Commedia Dell’Arte and Neo-Commedia

Applications welcomed in the areas of scriptwriting; experimental writing; commemoration; multimedia; installation arts; community arts; performance photography and documentation practices.

Education/Academic qualification

Illustration, MA, University of Hertfordshire

… → 2014

PhD, Liverpool John Moores University

… → 2002

Creative Studies, MA, Edge Hill University

… → 1994

Drama & English, PGCert, Didsbury School of Education

… → 1986

English Literature, BA, Sheffield Hallam University

… → 1983

Other positions

Course leader - Canolfan Conway Centre GCSE specialist drama residential courses, Edsential


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Research Output

The Buttcracker: Dragging Ballet into Queer Places.

EDWARD, M. & NEWALL, H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Drag Histories, Herstories & Hairstories: Drag in a Changing Scene. Edward, M. & Farrier, S. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, Vol. 2. (Engage).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Commemoration: Sacred Differentiation of Time and Space in Three World War I Projects

    NEWALL, H., 11 Nov 2018, Staging Loss: Performance as Commemoration. Pinchbeck, M. & Westerhouse, A. (eds.). Cham, Switzerland: Bloomsbury, p. 59-76

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Remembrance Day 2018

    NEWALL, HELEN. & Baker, M., 11 Nov 2018

    Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

  • Characterisation

    Newall, H., 7 Jul 2017, How to Write a Short Story (And Think About It). Graham, R. (ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 101-113

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Digital scenography: Salonica

    NEWALL, HELEN., Haughey, L., HOPKINSON, WILLIAM., Fahey, S. & Ladjevac, M., 2017

    Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

  • Activities

    • 2 Examination (undergraduate)
    • 1 Examination (other postgraduate)
    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Oral presentation

    STEM v STEAM: a provocation.

    HELEN NEWALL (Keynote speaker)

    27 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    MA Creative Practice in Education

    HELEN NEWALL (Examiner)

    2017 → …

    Activity: External examination typesExamination (other postgraduate)

    Remember Me: Narratives of Time, Memory and History

    HELEN NEWALL (Keynote speaker)

    11 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Undergraduate Creative Writing Programmes

    HELEN NEWALL (Examiner)


    Activity: External examination typesExamination (undergraduate)

    Undergraduate Drama Programme

    HELEN NEWALL (Examiner)


    Activity: External examination typesExamination (undergraduate)