Find a research supervisor in Research-led Professional Practice

The department specialises in practice-led research, as well as critical and creative collaborations with theatre-makers and artists.

Through engaging in a variety of creative and critical collaborations, work in the department explores actor-training and directing methodologies; Live Art practice; theatre for young audiences; and immersive, interactive and participatory practices. This is framed by an engagement with the theorisations and methodologies of practice-as-research and performance documentation.

Dr Joanna Bucknall

Dr Joanna Bucknall

Lecturer

  • Immersive, interactive & participatory performance practices
  • One-on-one performance
  • Practice as research methodologies
  • Performance documentation
  • Performing heritage & legacy
  • Gamification & play in performance

Professor Russell Jackson

Professor Russell Jackson

Emeritus Professor of Drama

Key areas of research:

  • Shakespeare on screen
  • Representations of the theatre in film and in other media
  • 19th century British Theatre

Dr Adam J. Ledger

Dr Adam J. Ledger

Reader in Theatre and Performance

  • Performance practice, especially acting/performer and directing methodologies
  • Devising
  • The Odin Teatret
  • Performance and the environment (especially climate change)
  • Practice as research

Dr Caroline Radcliffe

Dr Caroline Radcliffe

Senior Lecturer

  • Victorian theatre
  • Performance practice (contemporary and historical)
  • Popular theatre and performance
  • All areas of theatre and music
  • Technologies and performance