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Dr Jonathan Heron - IATL Deputy Director

Jonathan Heron

Jonathan is a Principal Teaching Fellow, our Deputy Director & Director of Graduate Studies and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

He teaches on the following modules:

He established the Student Ensemble in 2009 and Emerge in 2014.

Previously, he was Research Associate in the CAPITAL Centre (with the Royal Shakespeare Company) where he won the 2010 Butterworth Award for Teaching Excellence. He is a co-founder of the Samuel Beckett Laboratory (at Trinity College Dublin) and a core member of the AHRC-funded research project Modernism, Medicine and the Embodied Mind. He is also on the Advisory Group for IFSTAL, a HEFCE-funded collaborative project led by Oxford University, and he co-convened the International Federation of Theatre Research 'Performance-as-Research' Working Group (2013-16).

He was a keynote speaker at the Academy of Finland (Human Mind Research Programme) and has presented at the several international conferences across Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. He publishes on the interplay between theatre & performance studies, critical & radical pedagogies and the interdisciplinary turn within higher education:

  • Heron, Jonathan and Johnson, Nicholas 'Critical pedagogies and the theatre laboratory', in Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 2017
  • Heron, Jonathan and Broome, Matthew ‘There’s the record, closed and final: Rough for Theatre II as Psychiatric Encounter', in Journal of Medical Humanities, Springer (USA), 2016
  • Heron, Jonathan et al. ‘Beckett on the Wards’: medical humanities pedagogy and ‘compassionate care’, Medical Humanities, British Medical Journals, 2016
  • Heron, Jonathan ‘Shakespearean Laboratories and Performance-as-Research’, in Shakespeare on the University Stage, ed. Andrew Hartley, Cambridge University Press, 2015
  • Heron, Jonathan; Johnson, Nicholas; Dinçel, Burç Îdem; Quinn, Gavin; Scaife, Sarah Jane; et al. 'The Samuel Beckett Laboratory 2013' Journal of Beckett Studies 23.1 (2014 Apr): 73-95.
  • Barry, Elizabeth, Broome, Matthew, and Heron, Jonathan ‘Not I: Beckett and Psychiatry – Psychiatry in Literature’, British Journal of Psychiatry 204: 239, 2014
  • Chillington-Rutter, Carol; Monk, Nicholas; Neelands, Jonothan; and Heron, Jonathan Open-space Learning: A Study in Trans-disciplinary Pedagogy. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2011
  • Farrer, Nicola J; Heron, Jonathan; Monk, Nicholas; Lough, Julie Ann; and Sadler, P. J. ‘Chemistry, Performance and Pedagogy’, Chemistry Education 11.4, 308-313, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2010.


Jonathan dot Heron at warwick dot ac dot uk


024 761 50530


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