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Qualifications

PhD – University of South Wales
MA in Theatre – Royal Holloway, University of London
BA (Hons) Performing Arts – University of Wales, Newport
PGcert Critical and Cultural Theory – Cardiff University
PGcert in Higher Education – University of Wales, Newport

Experience

Director:
Female Transport at The Riverfront, Newport Studio Theatre (15-18 January 2011)
Uncle Vanya staged at The Riverfront Theatre, Newport Studio Theatre (15-17 November 2012)
Ursula Fear of the Estuary staged at the Riverfront Theatre, Newport Basement Gallery (16-20 January 2014)

Conference Papers:

‘Embodied Elasticity: Boxing Bodies and Resistance’ PSi 2019 University of Calgary

‘InstaStan, FaceBrook and Brecht+: Digital Performer Training’ TaPRA 2018, Aberystwyth University

‘We are coming for the future’ conference paper and boxing display at Sport/ Spectacle: Performing, Labouring, Circulating Bodies Across Sport, Theatre, Dance, and Live Art, 2018 Kings College London

‘Death of the Student’ contribution to a panel discussion entitled ‘Who are we training for?’ TaPRA 2018, Aberystwyth University

We Neo-Victorians and other Queer Histories: Queer Temporalities in Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine and Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando – ‘Troubling Time: Temporality in the Arts’ Conference at Manchester University 2017

‘Undisciplined Disciplined: Performer Training for a New Generation’: a paper contribution to the ‘End of Training’ theme at TaPRA 2017, Salford University

‘What if there’s no such thing as Practice as Research?’ Swansea Metropolitan University 6-7th September 2012

‘Investigating authorship in contemporary European theatre practice with reference to Howard Barker’. Performance and Screen Media Newport City Centre Campus (October 2012)

‘Howard Barker as Auteur’ WIRAD Early Career Researchers Symposium Wales Millennium Centre 29-30 March 2012

Training:
Wrestling School Summer School Exeter University 2010
Viewpoints Training at Rose Bruford College 2013
Theatre of Catastrophe with Howard Barker and The Wrestling School at Rose Bruford 2013
Six Viewpoints Training with Mary Overlie at Rose Bruford College 2017

Responsibilities

Course leader for the BA Performance and Media degree at Atrium campus.

Publications

(2019) ‘InstaStan, FaceBrook and Brecht+: Digital Performer Training’ Theatre, Dance and Performance Training Journal. Routledge. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19443927.2019.1613260

(2019) ‘Boxing, Bourdieu and Butler: Repetitions of change’ Studies in Theatre and Performance Journal. Taylor and Francis. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14682761.2019.1654253

(2018) ‘Fighting, Failure and Pedagogy’ Performance Research 100th Issue. Nov 2018.

(2015) ‘Barker from a Viewpoint’ Staging Howard Barker’s Ursula Howard Barker’s Theatre: Wrestling with Catastrophe (Ed.) Reynolds, J and Smith, A. Methuen Engage Series

(2014) ’If you cannot say it, point to it’: Part of the ‘Practice Makes Perfect’ Arts and Humanities in Higher Education Sage Journals February/April 2014

Memberships

TaPRA
SCUDD
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research

Main research interests include: Boxing as performance, directing and devising theatre, digital performance, practice as research, performance and the body, gender and sexuality.
I have also attended and run workshops on Viewpoints and Composition training and the plays and practices of Howard Barker’s theatre.
I am currently working towards a co-authored research monograph on Boxing and Performance, in addition to creating and developing a documentary on Women’s boxing in Wales.

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