Dr Nick Rowe
Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Health
Dr Nick Rowe has a background in psychiatric
nursing and is a state registered dramatherapist. He teaches in the
Faculty of Arts and in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
Nick recently published Playing the Other: dramatising personal
narratives in playback theatre. Nick has a particular interest in
theatre work with people who use mental health services and is
working closely with local NHS mental health providers. He is a
performing member of Playback Theatre York, a theatre company which
performs throughout the North of England.
Research interests include an investigation into
the impact of courses in theatre offered to mental health service
users at the university, a study into the use of Yorkshire Film
Archive (YFA) material in a local hospice (funded by the YFA) and
an investigation into the lived experience of haemodialysis
patients participating in art-work.
Dr Matthew Reason
Reader in Theatre
Dr Matthew Reason is Reader in Theatre at York St
John University (UK). His work explores themes relating to
performance documentation, reflective practice, audience research
and theatre for young audiences. In conjunction with York Theatre
Royal he leads the International Centre for Arts and Narrative
(ICAN), which seeks to develop activities and research projects
exploring the role of arts and narrative in identity and learning.
Book publications include Documentation, Disappearance and the
Representation of Live Performance (Palgrave 2006), The Young
Audience: Exploring and Enhancing Children's Experiences of Theatre
(Trentham 2010) and co-edited with Dee Reynolds Kinesthetic Empathy
in Creative and Cultural Contexts (Intellect 2012). In 2013 he was
appointed Visiting Professor to Roskilde University, Denmark.
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