Staff in the Department of Theatre and Performance

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Sola Adeyemi

Associate Lecturer
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Sola teaches on African theatre history, postcolonial theatre, culture and performance, and convenes MA World Theatres.

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Simonetta Alessandri

Associate lecturer
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Simonetta Alessandri is a dancer, teacher and choreographer, who uses improvisation as a teaching and research method.

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Adam Alston

Senior Lecturer
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Adam’s research explores decadence and transgression in contemporary performance, as well as immersive theatre

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Gail Babb

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Gail Babb is a theatre maker, producer and lecturer who specialises in participatory arts, devising new work and supporting emerging artists.

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Danny Braverman

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Danny is an award-winning playwright and storyteller, specialising in disability, community and young people’s theatre.

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Philippa Burt

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Philippa’s interests are the sociology of the theatre, ensemble companies, and twentieth-century British theatre.

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Clare Finburgh Delijani

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My research asks how theatre from across Europe and the Caribbean responds to issues such as social, global and climate injustice and war, and how it might stage multiculturalism and community.

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Ysabel Clare

Associate Lecturer
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Ysabel’s subject area is performance, specialising in acting, voice, presentation and communication skills.

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Sara Clifford

Associate Lecturer
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Writer of over thirty plays, Sara writes site-specific plays located in local communities and teaches dramaturgy.

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Steven Dykes

Associate lecturer
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A lecturer, actor, director and playwright, Steven has worked extensively in the UK and USA bringing scripts to life.

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Aphrodite Evangelatou

Associate Lecturer
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Aphrodite’s teaching practice focuses on transferring the knowledge that comes from physical theatre into more conventional forms of acting, encouraging artistic flexibility while preparing students for a wide range of performance genres and future collaborators.

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Cass Fleming

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Cass’s specialism is the use of play in actor training and theatre making, exploring the work of Suzanne Bing and Michael Chekhov.

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Anna Furse

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From 40 years of feminist performance research, theatre directing and writing, Anna now focuses on the body performing in social, cultural and medical contexts.

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Luis Garcia

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Luis is a specialist in vocal pedagogy and is the Supervising Tutor in Singing Voice Technique.

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Robert Gordon

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Gordon’s research has used his own experiences to focus on the relationship between practice and critical reflection.

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Fiona Graham

Senior Lecturer
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Dr Fiona Graham is an artist/scholar with research interests in dramaturgy and performance development.

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Katja Hilevaara

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Katja is a practitioner-researcher, whose work includes performance, installation and writing, and engages with memory and contemporary performance.

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Florian J Seubert

Associate Lecturer
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Florian's interests are interdisciplinary and his teaching follows a practice-oriented, hands-on approach when discussing and analysing cultural theory.

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Pamela Karantonis

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Pamela has always been intrigued by disruptive genres of art and considers the theatre to be at its best when it fills this remit.

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Ben Levitas

Head of Department Reader in Theatre and Performance
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Ben’s research connects modern Irish literature and theatre with its cultural and political history, specialising in W. B. Yeats.

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Dafne Louzioti

Associate Lecturer
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Dafne works and teaches across performance, theatre, dance and martial arts, focusing on the body and power relationships.

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Sue Mayo

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Sue has worked extensively in community theatre, focussing on intergenerational and cross-cultural settings.

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Graeme Miller

Associate Convenor, MA in Performance Making
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Graeme Miller is an artist whose work has taken various forms, from performance, installation, video and sound.

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Tiziana Morosetti

Associate Lecturer
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Tiziana specialises in African Theatre and representations of race, Blackness and the ‘Other’ in British theatre.

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Rachael Newberry

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Rachael's research interests are in the intersections between Post-War British Drama, Feminism and Eco- Criticism.

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Osita Okagbue

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Osita’s research interests are in African theatre and performance, Caribbean theatre and postcolonial theatre.

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Dr Vanio Papadelli

Associate Lecturer
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Through movement and physical theatre, Vanio's work engages with senses, memory and physical storytelling.

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Nick Parkin

Associate Lecturer
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An award-winning composer, Nick specialises in environmental and site based sound and performance.

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Dr Owen Parry

Researcher (Staging Decadence)
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Live Art and Performance; Contemporary Art; Digital Networks; Queer, Feminist, Post-colonial Practices; and New Material

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Phoebe Patey-Ferguson

Associate Lecturer
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Phoebe’s research expertise is on international theatre festivals, rooted in the Sociology of Theatre and Performance.

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Alexa Reid

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Alexa is a cross-disciplinary artist who makes work in the margins between theatre, live art and installation.

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Bradley Rogers

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Bradley Rogers focuses on creative and critical approaches to musical theatre, gender, sexuality, & performance theory.

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Catherine Rosario

Associate Lecturer
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Catherine’s research focusses on the meeting points between popular art forms, canonical works and the avant-garde.

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Göze Saner

Senior Lecturer
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Göze is a performer, researcher and clown whose research focuses on the philosophy and politics of performer training.

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Miles Thompson

Associate Lecturer
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Miles’ specialism is gay camp practice with interests in queerness, gay theatre, historical and drag performance.

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Andrea Tuijten

Associate Lecturer
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Andrea's work and passion hold a focus on facilitating interfaith encounters through theatre, critical pedagogy and youth activism, multi-arts and creative educational approaches.

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Mischa Twitchin

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Mischa's interests include European theatres of the avant-garde; Afro-European cultural politics; historical-theoretical questions of empathy and mimesis; Performance Philosophy; Memory Studies.