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Jonathan is Director of the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He sits on various university committees, including Academic Quality & Standards and Widening Participation, and leads an institutional working group on Educational Spaces. He is in the process of co-developing an interdisciplinary module on Coventry for City of Culture 2021.
He is an Associate Professor with a disciplinary background in English and Theatre, having established the Student Ensemble at the CAPITAL Centre and the Emerge Festival with Warwick Arts Centre. He co-convened the Performance-as-Research Working Group (International Federation for Theatre Research) and co-founded the Samuel Beckett Laboratory (Trinity College Dublin).
He was a core member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council 'Science in Culture' projects Beckett and Brain Science (2012) and Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind (2015). He was invited by the Academy of Finland to give a keynote address at The Human Mind (2016) on critical interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinary pedagogy. His research interests therefore span multiple fields including theatre & performances studies, medical & health humanities and cultural & creative industries.
- Heron, Jonathan 'End/Lessness' in Contemporary Theatre Review, Interventions, 2018
Heron, Jonathan and Kershaw, Baz ‘On PAR: a dialogue about performance-as-research’ in Performance-as-Research: Knowledge, Methods, Impact, Routledge, 2018
- Heron, Jonathan and Johnson, Nicholas 'Critical pedagogies and the theatre laboratory', in Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 2017
- Heron, Jonathan and Broome, Matthew ‘There’s the record, closed and final: Rough for Theatre II as psychiatric encounter', in Journal of Medical Humanities, Springer (USA), 2016
- Heron, Jonathan et al. ‘Beckett on the Wards’: medical humanities pedagogy and ‘compassionate care’, Medical Humanities, British Medical Journals, 2016
He was Artistic Director of Fail Better Productions and has a body of work in performance practice.
Jonathan dot Heron at warwick dot ac dot uk
024 761 50530