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Professor Jonathan Heron

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Jonathan was awarded his personal chair in 2020 for sustained leadership in education and scholarship. At IATL, he served as Head of Department (2018-23), leading growth in interdisciplinary education and student research programmes across the arts, sciences and social sciences. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Warwick Institute for Engagement.

He was appointed as Research Associate to the CAPITAL Centre (2007-10), with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he led the Warwick Student Ensemble. He co-founded the Beckett Laboratory at the Trinity Centre for Beckett Studies and guest edited the Journal of Beckett Studies, on performance (23:1, 2014)Link opens in a new window and pedagogy (29:1, 2020)Link opens in a new window.

His research has included projects within the Medical Humanities, Beckett & Brain ScienceLink opens in a new window (AHRC, 2012), Beckett on the WardsLink opens in a new window (NHS, 2013) and Modernism, Medicine & the Embodied MindLink opens in a new window (AHRC, 2015), and several publications in the Arts and Humanities. His current practice combines the study of creativity, sport and performance. He is convening three interdisciplinary modules in 2024/25.


Jonathan dot Heron at warwick dot ac dot uk


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