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Dr Jonathan Heron - IATL Director

Jonathan Heron

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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 leads cross-faculty education projects, serving on a variety of university committees including Widening Participation, Academic Quality & Standards and the Teaching Excellence Group. He also convenes the PGA Interdisciplinary Pedagogy and is co-convening a module for City of Culture 2021.

He has a disciplinary background in English and Theatre, having been RSC/Warwick Research Associate at the CAPITAL Centre before establishing the Emerge programme at Warwick Arts Centre. Internationally, he co-convened the Performance-as-Research Working Group (International Federation for Theatre Research, 2013-16) and co-founded the Samuel Beckett Laboratory (Trinity College Dublin, 2013 onwards).

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 interdisciplinary research and transdisciplinary pedagogy.

His academic research interests span multiple fields including theatre & performance studies, medical & health humanities and cultural & creative industries.

He was Artistic Director of Fail Better Productions and has a body of work in performance practice. He is particularly interested in the work of Samuel Beckett (1906-89).


Jonathan dot Heron at warwick dot ac dot uk


024 761 50530


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