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Kathryn graduated with an MA in Education (Distinction) from University of Brighton (2016) and holds a first-class BA (Hons) in Dance Studies from Roehampton University (2010). Her Masters dissertation focused on the perceptions held by dance students as to the value of dance and its effect on life aspects, including education, relationships and wellbeing. Before starting her PhD, Kathryn was a Dance and Performing Arts teacher for four years, holds a PGCE (Dance) in Secondary Education and has lectured at University of Wolverhampton, University of Lincoln, University of Brighton and Coventry University. Kathryn is also an Executive Member on the board of the Society for Dance Research, and Dance HE.

Research Interests

Kathryn's research interests span inclusive dance, dance in education and exploring the value and impact of dance. The current focus of her AHRC-funded PhD research is on photography-based interventions located within the intersection between dance and disability, following on from an evaluation of People Dancing’s '11 Million Reasons to Dance’ project. 

Education/Academic qualification

Education, MA, University of Brighton

PGCE Dance, Postgraduate Certificate, University of Brighton

Dance Studies, Degree, University of Roehampton

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Research Output

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  • 2 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Article

Peering behind the curtain: disability, illness, and the extraordinary body in contemporary theater

Stamp, K., 21 Feb 2019, In : Disability and Society. 34, 4, p. 672-674 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  • The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing

    Naccarato, T. & Stamp, K., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. 11, 1, p. 129-135 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  • WhoLoDancE: digital tools and the dance learning environment

    Cisneros, R. E. K., Stamp, K., Whatley, S. & Wood, K., 2019, In : Research in Dance Education. 20, 1, p. 54-72 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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