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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 an interdisciplinary arts scholar. He has co-authored two books (Open-Space Learning, 2011; Experimental Beckett, 2020) and published widely on performance.

He was appointed to Warwick in 2007 as Research Associate at the CAPITAL Centre, with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He was Artistic Director of Fail Better Productions and wrote his doctoral thesis on experimental theatre and transdisciplinary performance. He co-founded the Samuel Beckett Laboratory at the Trinity Centre for Beckett StudiesLink opens in a new window and has guested edited the Journal of Beckett StudiesLink opens in a new window twice, on performance (23:1, 2014) and pedagogy (29:1, 2020).

His collaborative research has included Beckett & Brain ScienceLink opens in a new window (AHRC, 2012) and Modernism, Medicine & the Embodied MindLink opens in a new window (AHRC, 2015), as well as creative practice with the Durham Institute for the Medical Humanities. Internationally, he has been an invited speaker at the Academy of Finland, New York University, Trinity College Dublin, University of California (Davis) and Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne).

At IATL, he has led a long-term, holistic engagement with interdisciplinary education across Warwick's faculties, incorporating the arts, sciences and social sciences. He established the Community Values Education Programme (2019) in the Dean of Students' Office and leads the Inclusive Education project with University College Birmingham (2022). He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Warwick Institute for Engagement.


Jonathan dot Heron at warwick dot ac dot uk


024 761 50530


Senate House