My little ‘space’ (complete with unique vintage hostess trolley filing system)

In October 2015, I began PhD research at Queen’s University Belfast.  I differentiated in June 2016 and am currently working on compiling information from interviews and focus groups.

My work is in arts management and cultural policy and looking at the relationships between theatre companies, the artists they commission and work with, and the policy maker/funder who supports them.

I’m using stakeholder theory to explore the behaviour and perceptions in these relationships and to see if it can provide better understanding of what is being described as a ‘crisis’ in theatre in the UK around diversity and the sustainability of careers in performing arts.

I’m lucky to be supported in my research by both the School of Creative Arts and Queen’s Management School and to have a full studentship from the Department of Employment and Learning.