PhD Studentship: Drama and Healthcare

St Mary's University, Twickenham - School of Arts and Humanities

The School of Arts and Humanities at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, is pleased to offer a fully funded full time three year PhD studentship commencing in February 2017 to support excellent research in the field of drama and healthcare. The School has a diverse and vibrant research culture, and is on a beautiful campus in Twickenham close to central London.     

Drama research covers Irish theatre, costume and scenic design, contemporary theatre,  physical and immersive theatre, verbatim theatre, international theatre directing, and the study of voice. Current research projects engage with costume and scenic design, applied health, community choirs, Irish theatre and internationally with Theatre for Change projects in collaboration with Chilean and South African theatre companies.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Professor Trevor Walker on a topic addressing any aspect of drama and healthcare research in the areas of community and applied theatre involving theatre writing, theatre production or voice work. Potential applicants should feel free to contact Professor Walker with any initial queries.

The successful applicant will be linked with the work in drama research with possible roles include helping with conference organization and limited undergraduate teaching. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that the successful applicant be located within greater London area during their studies.

The studentship will provide full time PhD fees at the home/EU rate of £4,020p.a. and a bursary of £13,000 p.a. Applicants should have a masters at distinction or a masters with merit and a distinction in the dissertation in a relevant discipline as well as proven knowledge of relevant research areas.

To apply please download and complete a PhD application form and send it together with your 3,000-4,000 word research proposal, two academic references, copies of your Master’s qualification, a current CV and cover letter stating your desire to be considered for the studentship to:

Samantha Chant
School of Arts and Humanities
St Mary’s University
Waldegrave Road
Strawberry Hill
Twickenham TW1 4SX
Tel: 020 8240 4198

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