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Jonathan is Director of IATL and Head of Department. He is an Associate Professor at Warwick, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and International Visiting Educator for the Monash-Warwick Alliance.
As 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-convened the IFTR Performance-as-Research Working Group (2013-16) and co-founded the Samuel Beckett Laboratory at Trinity College Dublin. 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). In 2016, he was invited by the Academy of Finland to give a keynote address for The Human Mind.
Jonathan regularly publishes within theatre studies, critical pedagogy and medical humanities. Recent examples of his practice-as-research include:
- Heron, Jonathan 'End/Lessness' in Contemporary Theatre Review, Interventions, 2018
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
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