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Qualifications

PhD – ‘Wrestling with the Text: Production Practices in Staging Howard Barker’ – USW (2016)
MA Critical and Cultural Theory – Cardiff University
PGcert in HE – University of Wales, Newport (2011)
MA in Theatre (Directing) – Royal Holloway, University of London (2010)
BA (Hons) Performing Arts – University of Wales, Newport (2009)

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:
‘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 Rose Bruford College 2013

Responsibilities

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

Publications

(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: Directing and devising for theatre, digital performance, practice as research, performance and the body, gender and sexuality, and the plays and practices of Howard Barker.
I have also attended and run workshops on Viewpoint and Composition training and Howard Barker’s theatre.

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