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Jonathan is Director of IATL and Head of Department. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Monash-Warwick Alliance Visiting Educator. He is an interdisciplinary academic with a background in theatre and performance practice.
He established the Student Ensemble at the CAPITAL Centre and the Emerge Festival with Warwick Arts Centre. He co-founded the Samuel Beckett Laboratory at Trinity College Dublin and co-convened the Performance-as-Research Working Group (IFTR, 2013-16). He was a core member of the interdisciplinary research projects Beckett and Brain Science (AHRC, 2012) and Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind (AHRC, 2015-16), giving a keynote address at the Academy of Finland (MIND, 2016).
He regularly publishes within theatre studies, critical pedagogy and medical humanities, with recent examples including:
Heron, Jonathan and Kershaw, Baz ‘On PAR: a dialogue about performance-as-research’ in Performance-as-Research: Knowledge, Methods, Impact, Routledge, 2018
- 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
He was Artistic Director of Fail Better Productions, CAPITAL Research Associate (with the Royal Shakespeare Company) and Youth Arts Leader at Pegasus Oxford.
Jonathan dot Heron at warwick dot ac dot uk
024 761 50530