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Current PhD students

Students enrolled on our four postgraduate research programmes are currently working on a range of drama based projects.

PhD Anthropology, Media and Performance

  • Angélica Cabezas - 'Pino Audiovisual strategies to overcome stigma among men living with HIV in Chile'. Funded by Becas Chile and supervised by Dr. Joannes Sjoberg
  • Veronica Castro - 'Ways of Dying: Santo Daime end-of life ritual performances in the Lumiar community, Serrana do Rio de Janeiro'. Supervised by Dr. Joannes Sjoberg
  • Alexandra D'Onofrio - 'Reaching Horizons: narrative re-construction of imaginaries of migration and movement explored through storytelling, documentary filmmaking and animation'. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and supervised by Dr. Joannes Sjoberg and Dr. Andrew Irving

Professional Doctorate in Applied Theatre (Part time)

  • Susan Caudle - 'Impacts of Co-Facilitators with Learning Difficulties within Education Outreach'
  • Madeleine Irwin - 'Rehearsing Meaning: how can the theatre making process model meaning making for participants?'
  • Lyndsay Muir - 'Applied theatre with Trans people'
  • John Parkinson - 'Endeavouring to teach and research creatively in prison education and vocational training: autoethnographical reflections of performance and turmoil'
  • Garret Scally - 'Language Acquisition through the Creative Collaborative Process of Devising'

PhD Art History and Visual Studies

  • Suzy Mangion - 'Marvellous Noise and Modest Recording Instruments: Dada and Surrealism and Early Sound Film'. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and supervised by Dr. David Butler

PhD Drama

  • Omar Ahmed - 'Indian Cinema: Theorising Parallel Cinema as a Film Movement'. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and supervised by Dr. Rajinder Dudrah and Dr. Felicia Chan
  • Jess Allen - 'Tracktivism: Walking in the interstices between environmental performance practice, participation, protest and activism'
  • Chin Min Edmund Chow - 'Afghan theatres since 9/11: From and beyond Kabul'. Funded by the School of Arts, Language and Cultures (SALC), the National Arts Council (Singapore) and supervised by Prof. James Thompson and Dr. Jenny Hughes
  • Alexandra Delaney - 'Women on Film - How Indian and Caucasian Women are Portrayed in Popular Hindi Cinema' Supervised by Dr. Rajinder Dudrah and Dr. Rubina Jasani
  • Maohui Deng - 'The Golden Age and the Grey Pound: Distribution, Exhibition, and Reception in an Ageing Society'. Funded by President's Doctoral Scholar Award and supervised by Dr. David Butler and Dr. Felicia Chan
  • Ben Dunn - 'We are not above, beyond or looking over, but next to and within: Examining the potential for increased community representation within applied theatre'. Funded by Research and Innovation Services (RIS) and supervised by Prof. James Thompson and Dr. Jenny Hughes
  • Fraser Elliott - 'Chinese Cinema and British Film Culture'. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and supervised by Dr. Felicia Chan and Dr. Andy Willis
  • Sarah Hunter - 'Contemporary Theatre Practices and The Politics of Representation: Creating frameworks for the performance of 'real life' on stage'. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and President's Doctoral Scholar Award
  • Miriam Jakel - 'Youth performing networks beyond community borders'. Funded by the President's Doctoral Scholar Award and supervised by Prof. James Thompson and Dr. Jenny Hughes
  • Gwilym Lawrence - 'Space and spontaneity: An interdisciplinary understanding of improvised performance, site and process'. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and President's Doctoral Scholar Award, and supervised by Prof. Stephen Bottoms and Dr. Mark Riley (University of Liverpool)
  • Katherine Morley - 'The influence of live music on spectatorship, in an Early Years Theatre context'. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and President's Doctoral Scholar Award, and supervised by Dr. Jenny Hughes and Dr. Caroline Bithell
  • Sabina Shah - 'The Portrayal of the Historical Muslim Female on Screen'. Supervised by Dr. Rajinder Dudrah, Dr. Anastasia Valassopoulos and Dr. Johannes Sjoberg
  • Robert Smith - 'Performing Partnership: Drama and theatre as a response to knowledge, expertise and equality in South-North partnerships for international development'. Funded by the School of Arts, Language and Cultures (SALC) and supervised by Prof. Stephen Bottoms and Prof. Uma Kothari (Global Development Institute)
  • Sophie Stringfellow - 'Henry James, Oscar Wilde and Spectral Performance'. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and supervised by Prof. Stephen Bottoms and Prof. Maggie Gale
  • Georgia-Maria Theodotou - 'Ghosts in Applied Theatre Practice'
  • Robert Watts - 'Rethinking Television Studies: The impact of American television aesthetics on British TV Drama'. Funded by the School of Arts, Language and Cultures (SALC) and supervised by Dr. Felicia Chan and Dr. David Butler

PhD Music

  • Daniel White - 'The Music of Fantasy Film Franchises: On the Creation, Evolution and Inhabitation of Musical Worlds'. Funded by the School of Arts, Language and Cultures (SALC) and supervised by Dr. David Butler and Dr. Roddy Hawkins