Dr Martin Heaney
Senior Lecturer in Drama, Applied Theatre and Performance
Co-Director, Centre of Applied and Participatory Arts
Co-Director, Centre of Applied and Participatory Arts (CAPA) - Supporting the development of a new research centre to optimise ADI outreach partnership and research potential. CAPA connects academics in different UEL schools to deliver socially-engaged, arts-based research.
My research interests reflect long experience as an Applied Drama practitioner, directing and developing workshops with diverse communities since the 1990s. Activities include leading roles in Theatre in
I am a co-facilitator for the White Anti-Racist Group in ACI, a new pilot initiative addressing UEL's Race Equality priorities.] I am also working on a research project Eradicating the BAME Student Award Gap in Higher Education - Co-Creating Strategies with Students.
On the research project Eradicating the BAME Student Award Gap in Higher Education - Co-Creating Strategies with Students I am supporting student-curated events in the ACI school, including a webinar in 2021 with outcomes including co-authored resources and a toolkit. Previous work on this project can be accessed here.
‘Partnership, Research and Teacher Enquiry’ in Exploring Creative Learning, ed. McGill,
C., N’Guessan, T., Rosen. M., (Trentham Books, London, 2007)
Staging the Delinquent. Edwardian Theatre and ‘The Hooligan’, New Theatre Quarterly November 2020. Vol.36. No.34
I continue to work in the Get Creative programme led
by Creative Barking and Dagenham, exploring the role of artist-facilitators as
cultural connectors. This initiative reflects my professional experience as a
leader in directing and evaluating school/artist partnerships and
collaborations. This work is part of a long-term engagement in researching the
role of the academic as cultural intermediary and broker of cross-sectoral
networking and collaboration.
I also am developing networks with artists and academics with interests in working in arts-based research to address ‘toxic’ masculinity.
L5 Cultural Entrepreneurship – Brokering partnerships with local arts organisations.
Dissertations - Academic Writing L6
Critical Theory - Introduction to Critical Analysis and Theoretical Frameworks on Gender, Race and Identity in Performance L4
PhD Co-Supervisor - Millennial Theatre. Tom Drayton