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Dr Jonathan Heron - IATL Deputy Director

Jonathan Heron

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Jonathan is a Principal Teaching Fellow and Director of Graduate Studies. In 2017/18 he will be teaching on the following modules: Sport, Philosophy and Practice, Experimental Ecologies, The Medical Mind in Literature and Culture, as well as Contemporary Performance Practices and Theatre and Performance Research Methodologies.

He established the Student Ensemble, as a founding member of the 'Open-Space Learning' project, and the Emerge Festival in collaboration with Warwick Arts Centre.

Previously, he was Research Associate in the CAPITAL Centre (with the Royal Shakespeare Company) where he won the Butterworth Award for Teaching Excellence. He is a co-founder of the Samuel Beckett Laboratory (at Trinity College Dublin) and a core member of the AHRC-funded research project Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind. He serves on the Advisory Group for IFSTAL, a HEFCE-funded collaborative project led by Oxford University, and co-convened the International Federation of Theatre Research 'Performance-as-Research' working group (2013-16).

He gave a keynote address at the Academy of Finland in 2016 (Human Mind Research Programme) and has presented at the several international conferences across Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. He regularly publishes within theatre & performance studies, critical pedagogy and the medical humanities. His recent publications include:

Jonathan is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and WIHEA Visiting Educator at Monash in 2017.


Jonathan dot Heron at warwick dot ac dot uk


024 761 50530


Senate House