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Professor Jonathan Heron - IATL Director

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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 represents three academic departments (ADC, IATL and WIHEA) as a member of the University's Education Executive and works in partnership with Monash University (Melbourne, Australia).

He has a disciplinary background in the arts, appointed to Warwick in 2007 as Research Associate at the CAPITAL Centre, a collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was Artistic Director of Fail Better Productions (UK) and co-founded the Samuel Beckett Laboratory at the Trinity Centre for Beckett Studies.

His interdisciplinary work has included collaborative research with medical scientists and mental health practitioners, including Open-Space Learning (HEA, 2009-11), Beckett & Brain Science (AHRC, 2012), Beckett on the Wards (NHS, 2013) and Modernism, Medicine & the Embodied Mind (AHRC, 2015-16).

Since then, he has been an invited speaker at various international seminars, including the Academy of Finland, University of California-Davis, University of Queensland and the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. He regularly presents on theatre and performance practice, transdisciplinary pedagogy and interdisciplinary education.

Professor Heron is an Honorary Fellow of the Warwick Institute for Engagement.


Jonathan dot Heron at warwick dot ac dot uk


024 761 50530


Senate House