vibrant research culture is characterised by being civically-engaged, inclusive,
Civically-engaged – our world-leading research is
supported by strong relationships with regional, national and international
partners and our success in winning high-profile funding. We have particular
expertise in research involving community-participation and which results in
real-world impact on industry, charities and healthcare.
Inclusivity is key to our research culture.
We recognise and value the contributions of researchers at all levels of their
career, from first-year undergraduates to professors. All are welcome to
participate in our lively programme of research events, including international
exchanges, conferences, seminars and symposia. We are recognised for being at
the forefront of practice-led research, supported by our excellent studio and
technical facilities. Our research also underpins all our activities, with
students benefitting from research-led teaching and extracurricular
opportunities to get involved in research projects.
- As a multidisciplinary
School, our research is diverse and is supported by four research groups.
Broadly these cover the disciplines of art history, drama and performance,
film, and media studies but our research is characterised by collaborations
with researchers in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Areas of
particular expertise include: Aesthetics and philosophies of the arts;
histories of theatre, art, and culture; psychology and cognitive approaches to
the arts; health, disability, autism and the arts; contemporary European
theatre and performance; melodrama; audiences, adaptation and translation;
comedy, stand-up, and popular performance; dance and physical theatre.
Visit our people page to discover more about our academic staff, their interests and activities, and how to contact them.