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Our Team


Research Staff

 Sarah Whatley Thumbnail

Professor Sarah Whatley (Director)

Performance, digital, digitisation, choreography, somatic dance, dance and disability and dance archiving

 Scott deLahunta Thumbnail

Professor Scott deLahunta

Choreography, dance documentation and digitisation, new forms of publication and interdisciplinary research

 Ruth Gibson

Ruth Gibson

Motion capture, virtual reality, augmented reality, installation, performance and performance games

 Emma Meehan

Dr Emma Meehan

Irish dance and theatre, practice as research and somatic practices

 

Dr Karen Wood

Contemporary dance practice, choreography, dance film and dance science

 

Dr Hetty Blades

Dance and technology, analytic philosophy, documentation and archiving

 Michaelina Jakala

Dr Simon Ellis

Choreography, dramaturgy, practice-as-research, screendance, digital performance and dance improvisation

 Dr. Eline Kieft

Dr Eline Kieft

Qualitative research methodologies, dance, healing, empowerment and spirituality

 Rosamaria E. Kostic Cisneros

Rosamaria E. Kostic Cisneros

Dance, flamenco, dance history, Roma community and participatory research

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Dr Kate Marsh

Disability in dance

 Professor Charlotte Waelde Thumbnail

Professor Charlotte Waelde

Intellectual property law, copyright, copyright and digital technologies, human rights,

 Jonathan Burrows Thumbnail

Jonathan Burrows

Contemporary dance and performance practice

 Victoria Thoms Thumbnail

Dr Victoria Thoms

Political, social and embodied understandings of identity, feminist theory and deconstruction

 Rosemary Lee

Rosemary Lee

Choreographic practice, participatory practice, somatic practice with people with a range of experience

 Dr. Susanne Foellmer

Dr Susanne Foellmer

Corporeality, reconstruction and heritage in performance and contemporary dance

 Siobhan Davies

Siobhan Davies

Choreography, interdisciplinary practice and collaborating across art forms

 

Silvana Colella

Feminism, Heritage, 1970s, Museum Studies, Feminist Theory, Agenda


Associate Staff

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Dr Adam Collis 

 Dr. Sara Reed

Dr Sara Reed

Somatic practices, dancers education/training, dance pedagogy

Nicole Panizza 

Dr Nicole Panizza

Music, performance, cultural agency, literary analysis and criticism (poetics)

Christopher Hobbs Thumnail

Dr Christopher Hobbs

Music composition

 Dr. Lynsey McCulloch

Dr Lynsey McCulloch

Early modern literature and performance

 Professor Neil Forbes

Professor Neil Forbes

Twentieth century international history

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Professor Mark Evans

Theatre, performance and theatre training

 

Dr Taryn Storey


 

Dr Tom Williams

Interactive Music, Electroacoustic Music, Music Composition: instrumental, vocal and electroacoustic

 

Dr Luo Li

Intellectual property (IP), fashion design, cultural heritages, information technology, media and social economic development. 

 


Post-graduate Research Students

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Jenny Coogan

 

 Marie-Louise Crawley Thumbnail

Marie-Louise Crawley

 

 Dr. Sara Reed

Gustavo Fijalkow

 

 Debbie Fionn-Barr

Debbie Fionn-Barr

 

 Rebecca Stancliffe

Rebecca Stancliffe

 

 Becca Weber

Becca Weber

 

 Cathy Washbrooke

Cathy Washbrooke

 

 Teoma Naccarato Thumbnail

Teoma Naccarato

 

 Emilie Gallier Thumbnail

Emilie Gallier

 

 Lisa Wilson Thumbnail

Lisa Wilson

 

 Ilya Vidrin Thumbnail

Ilya Vidrin

 

 Sara Wookey Thumbnail

Sara Wookey

 

 Kathryn Stamp Thumbnail

Kathryn Stamp

 

 Colin Poole Thumbnail

Colin Poole

 

Margaret Amaranth Medlin

Margie Medlin

 Carol Breen Thumnail

Carol Breen

 Lyle Weir Thumnail

Lyle Weir

 

Erica Charalambous

 

Claire Ridge

 

Amanda Rogerson

 

Anita Waples

 

Marisa Godoy dos Santos Rüegg

 

Kim Kothen

 

Katye Coe

 

Vipavinee Artpradid

 

Yael Owen-Mckenna

 

Sarah Thomas


Research Support

Lily Hayward-Smith

Research Support Administrator  aa2849@coventry.ac.uk

Leonor Rodriguez Esteves

Research Delivery Support Partner ac3942@coventry.ac.uk

Tim Hammerton

Programme Manager – REACH  ab6846@coventry.ac.uk

Dymphna Fox

Research Support Administrator  ac6807@coventry.ac.uk

Alli Sellors

Operations Manager  ac1584@coventry.ac.uk

Amy Tan

Research Development Executive  ac1130@coventry.ac.uk

Sarah Bailey

Research Finance and Compliance Officer  ab6800@coventry.ac.uk

 


Visiting Professors

Helen Poyner


Professor Helen Thomas

 

Dr Amanda Williamson


Caroline Bowditch

 


Visiting Fellows

Harriet Deacon