The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Dance (CIRID) brings together a multidisciplinary team of researchers with an interest in dance to explore its many facets. Colleagues contributing to this interdisciplinary Centre include researchers in dance, adaptations, creative technologies, drama, English literature, fine art, music, performance and theatre. 


Current Director of CIRID

Michael HuxleyReader in Dance


'Funmi Adewole, Early Career Academic Fellow, Dance

Jo Breslin, Senior Lecturer in Dance

Ramsay BurtProfessor of Dance History

Jill CowleySenior Lecturer in Dance and Programme Leader for Performing Arts

Sally DoughtyHead of Dance, Programme Leader MA/MFA Performance Practices and MA Arts

Marie FitzpatrickSenior Lecturer in Dance

Marie HaySenior Lecturer in Dance,  University Teacher Fellow  

Dr Martin LeachSenior Lecturer in Dance

Sally O'DonnellSenior Lecturer in Dance

Dr Elinor Parsons, Senior Lecturer in Drama

Dr Hila ShacharLecturer in English Literature

Pete ShentonSenior Lecturer in Dance

Dr Sophy Smith, Reader in Creative Technologies

Jayne StevensPrincipal Lecturer in Dance, National Teaching Fellow

Craig Vear, Professor of Digital Performance (Music)

Dr Claire Warden, Reader in Drama

Postgraduate members

Angharad Harrop

Kelly Lisa Jeffries

Sarah Julius

Alex George Kyle

Jo Read

Kieran Sellers

Tia-Monique Uzor Midlands 3 Cities DTP bursary student



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