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Jonathan is a Principal Teaching Fellow and Director of Graduate Studies. He teaches Sport, Philosophy and Practice and develops our Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Modules. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and WIHEA Visiting Educator to Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. As a theatre practitioner, he established the Student Ensemble (at the CAPITAL Centre) and the Emerge Festival (with Warwick Arts Centre).
He is a co-founder of the Samuel Beckett Laboratory (at Trinity College Dublin) and co-convened the IFTR 'Performance-as-Research' Working Group (2013-16). As an interdisciplinary academic, he was a core member of the research projects Beckett and Brain Science (2012) and Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind (AHRC, 2015-16), giving a keynote address at the Academy of Finland (The Human Mind, 2016).
He regularly publishes within theatre & performance studies, critical pedagogy and the medical humanities, with recent examples including:
- 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
- Heron, Jonathan ‘Shakespearean Laboratories and Performance-as-Research’, in Shakespeare on the University Stage, ed. Andrew Hartley, Cambridge University Press, 2015
He was Artistic Director of Fail Better Productions (2002-2017), Youth Arts Leader at Pegasus Oxford (2010-11) and is a qualified Teacher of Drama and Theatre Studies.
Jonathan dot Heron at warwick dot ac dot uk
024 761 50530