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Meet the Team

Embodied Voices Advisory Board

Karen Simecek (PI)

Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Warwick

Toby Young (Co-I)

Professor of Composition, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Katie Ailes

Dr. Katie Ailes is a poet, researcher, producer, and educator based in Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the performance of authenticity in contemporary UK spoken word poetry.

Charnjeev Kang


Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh

Theatre Director and Producer

Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca

Dr Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca is Professor and Head of DAS Graduate School at the Academy of Theatre and Dance and special chair in Performance Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. She has published on affect and interspecies approaches to voice in performance.

David Davies

Professor of Philosophy, McGill University

Aurelie Debaene

Dr Aurelie Debanae worked as a life model and researched 'The Aesthetics of Posing' at the University of Kent (2017-2022). She’s interested in the relationship between posing, image-making and spectatorship, as well as the senses involved in posing and its aesthetic appreciation.

Katharine Jenkins

Dr Katharine Jenkins is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Glasgow. She specializes in feminist philosophy and social philosophy, especially social ontology. She has previously worked at the University of Nottingham and at Jesus College, Cambridge.

Anna Pakes

University of Roehampton