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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.


Research activity per year

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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Illustration, MA, University of Hertfordshire

… → 2014

PhD, The Memory of Water, 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


Research Groups

  • Research Catalyst
  • Practice Research Group


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