Staff Profiles: Drama

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Sue Colverd

Sue Colverd

Principal Lecturer in Drama and Academic Subject Leader for Performing Arts and Play

Performing Arts and Play

I have an acting and directing background working nationally and internationally. I am passionate about exploring the actor’s processes in devising, classical and cutting edge contemporary work.

Clair Greenaway

Clair Greenaway

Course Leader for Events Management and Events and Tourism Management

Leisure Industries Management

Marketing

As a cultural events manager I’ve had the privilege of working with many amazing performers and in a wealth of fabulous settings. Bringing an event to life is challenging and rewarding in equal measure – there’s nothing like it!

Hilary Smith

Hilary Smith

Academic Course Leader for Professional Studies in Children’s Play

Performing Arts and Play

Leisure Industries Management

My career began on an open-access adventure playground in Cardiff where my passion for play was ignited.

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Karen Benjamin

Lecturer in Drama

Performing Arts and Play

I deliver modules in devising into directing for performance; performing arts in education; support dissertation and research students and am a personal tutor.

Kate Littlewood

Kate Littlewood

Senior Lecturer in Drama

Performing Arts and Play

I have a background in acting, writing/translating and directing and I specialise in Classical Theatre, its theory and performance. I’m founder director of To The Elephant Theatre Company.

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Christina Poulton

Lecturer in Drama and Performing Arts

Performing Arts and Play

I am a contemporary theatre producer and general manager and have worked in theatre and festival management, cultural programming, youth theatre and dance in a wide range of organisations.

Dr. Elizabeth Swift

Dr. Elizabeth Swift

Senior Lecturer in Drama and Performing Arts

Performing Arts and Play

My background is in theatre directing and writing and I specialise in multimedia theatre. I'm founder director of the performance company Void which presents work internationally. I teach contemporary performance - practice and theory.

Gillian Yates

Gillian Yates

Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts

Performing Arts and Play

I love exploring the voice in all its shapes and forms; it is our main resource as human beings! As a lecturer in devising and physical theatre, it is great to see the limitless possibilities of the spoken and sung voice in all areas of movement.