Phenomenological research methods, phenomenography, arts-based teaching and learning theories, audience and reception studies, performative audience research, anthropology of dance, applied educational research
I have focused on audience studies and the impact of participatory experiences since my MA in Anthropology of Media at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Since then I have been exploring alternative learning pedagogies and educational research in my teaching and research career, the majority of which I spent in Singapore and Thailand, alongside which I learned Spanish dance and engaged it is a tool for queer disidentification. More recently I have been researching how phenomenographic research designs can be used to document the lived experiences of performer and audience members in the performing arts to visually map out the movement of discourse space of socially constructed concepts.
My research is grounded in exploring applications of educational research to dance. It is a multiple perspective phenomenographic study that aims to document ways of understanding disability, movement, and dance based on performer and audience experience. Based on performer and audience engagement with the performance piece, the analyses provide makers and stakeholders with a visual map of the movement of a discourse space, such as disability. My research currently engages the following organisations: Candoco Dance Company, Theatre Obscura (Exeter), and the British Council (British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018).