Harriet Richmond

Department of Drama and Theatre Arts
Doctoral researcher

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PhD title: Stage designer: Illustrator, collaborator or auteur? Pedagogy, professional identity and the role of the visual in theatre performance
Supervisor: Dr Caroline Radcliffe and Professor Russell Jackson
PhD Drama and Theatre Studies

Having studied BA Hons Theatre Studies at the University of Lancaster and an MA in Design at Manchester Metropolitan University in the 1990’s, Harriet Richmond began her PhD at the University of Birmingham in September 2011. For the past six years, Harriet has had a dual role at Newman University as the Work Placement Tutor for the work-based/related learning programme, with teaching responsibilities in the Drama subject area. Harriet is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


My research interests reflect two related areas of experience and interest: the relationship between professional identity and creative practice. Through my PhD, I am considering the ways in which the professional identities and practices of those who create the visual aspect of theatre scenography are shaped by pedagogy.