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‘The Power of Play in Theatre Education: Past framings, future potential.’

Theatre and Performance Studies Research Association Annual Conference

Exeter, September 2019


‘The Power of Play: Ensemble pedagogy, playfulness and the creation of ‘third spaces’ in education’

Collaboration, Creativity and Complexities: Developing networks and practices of co-production with children and young people

Manchester, June 2019


Workshop presentation ‘The Power of Play: Ensemble pedagogy, playfulness and the creation of ‘third spaces’ in education’

Hellenic Theatre/Drama Education Network International Conference

Athens, November 2018

‘Playful Shakespeare: can a focus on playfulness help deepen understanding of ensemble pedagogy as an approach to teaching Shakespeare?’

British Educational Research Association Annual Conference,

Brighton, September 2017


Workshop presentation with Tracy Irish (RSC): ‘Performance Pedagogy in Teaching Shakespeare’

British Shakespeare Association Annual Conference

Hull, September 2016


'Playful theatre: play as a radical tool of theatre education'

Inspiring Curiosity Conference: The relationship between theatre and learning

Coventry, October 2015


‘Autonomy, community and power in performance arts projects in schools’

Discourse, Power Resistance 2014: Research and practice, exchange and change

London, April 2014


Workshop presentation ‘The Coldest War’

International Drama and Theatre Education Association (IDEA) World Congress 2013

Paris, July 2013

'Moments of Awe Vs. Moments of Guffaw: expressing the value of drama education'

(Organising committee, Secretary)

ESRC Midlands' DTC Second Student Conference

Warwick, June 2013

'Playing Shakespeare: a play-based approach to expressing the value of young people performing Shakespeare'

(Session Chair)

Warwick Institute of Education Postgraduate Conference,

Warwick, April 2013