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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 member of the University Education Executive. He has also worked extensively with our partner institution in Australia as part of the Monash-Warwick Alliance.

He has a disciplinary background in theatre, appointed in 2007 as Research Associate at the CAPITAL Centre, a HEFCE-funded collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and in 2010 as Youth Arts Leader at Pegasus Theatre Oxford. He was Artistic Director of Fail Better Productions (2002-17), co-founded the Samuel Beckett Laboratory at the Trinity Centre for Beckett Studies and advised Touretteshero on Not I (2017).

His interdisciplinary work has included collaborative research with medical scientists and mental health practitioners, including Open-Space Learning (HEA, 2011), Beckett & Brain Science (AHRC, 2012), Beckett on the Wards (NHS, 2013) and Modernism, Medicine & the Embodied Mind (AHRC, 2015), as well as creative practice with the Durham Institute for the Medical Humanities (Hearing the Voice, 2017).

Internationally, he has been an invited speaker at various research 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 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