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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, chairs an institutional working group on learning spaces and is currently developing an interdisciplinary module on Coventry for City of Culture 2021.

He is an Associate Professor with a disciplinary background in English and Theatre, having established the Student Ensemble at the CAPITAL Centre and the Emerge Festival with Warwick Arts Centre. He co-convened the Performance-as-Research Working Group (International Federation for Theatre Research) and co-founded the Samuel Beckett Laboratory (Trinity College Dublin).

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 critical interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinary pedagogy. His research interests therefore span multiple fields including theatre & performances 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.


Jonathan dot Heron at warwick dot ac dot uk


024 761 50530


Senate House