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Staff at the School of Performing Arts

Our staff are passionate, inspiring, and dedicated to helping you succeed. We are researchers, composers, musical directors, dramaturgs, directors, dance artists, choreographers and performers. Our talent, innovation and vast experience in the industry will help you get the most out of your time with us.

Name Position 
Dr Sarah Browne Head of the School of Performing Arts 
Helen Rudge Deputy Head of School of Performing Arts
Dr Richard Glover Reader in Music
Dr Clare Lidbury Reader in Performing Arts
Dr Fran Pheasant Kelly Reader in Film and Screen Studies

Acting and Drama

Name Position 
Claire Hampton  Subject Leader - Drama
Dr Demetris Zavros Subject Leader - Acting
Gabriela Curpan Lecturer in Acting
Paul Brownbill Senior Lecturer in Drama/ MA Contemporary Theatre and Performance Course Leader
Peter Cann Senior Lecturer in Drama

Dance and Dance Science

Frances Clarke Subject leader - Undergraduate Dance and Dance Science
Danielle Aways Senior Lecturer - Dance / MA Dance Course Leader
Prof Yiannis Koutedakis Professor of Applied Physiology
Prof Matt Wyon MSc Dance Science Course Leader

Music, Music Education and Popular Music

Anne-Marie Beaumont  Subject Leader: Music and Music Education
Steve Cooper Subject Leader: Popular Music
Dr Chris Foster Senior Lecturer in Music
Dr Steve Spencer Senior Lecturer in Music and Popular Music
Kevin Stannard Senior Lecturer in Music
Kate Andrews Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy

Music Technology

Name Position
Matt Bellingham Subject Leader: Music Technology
Dr Mat Dalgleish Subject Leader: Postgraduate Studies
Dr Aglaia Foteinou Senior Lecturer in Music Technology
Dr Rich Hall Senior Lecturer in Music Technology and Popular Music 
Richard Burn Senior Lecturer in Music Technology

Musical Theatre

Name Position
Dr James Lovelock  Subject Leader: Musical Theatre
Dr Sarah Whitfield Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre
Hannah Dulson Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre (Dance) 
Beth Birchall  Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre (Dance)

Technical Staff

Pete Bridges Principal Technician
Pat Tulloch Senior Dance Technician
Andrew Lowe Senior Music Technician

Joe Geoghan

Senior Musical Theatre and Resources Technician