Alison Jeffers is a Lecturer in Applied Theatre and Contemporary Performance. Having graduated with degrees in Drama and English from the University of Manchester in 1984 Alison pursued a career in theatre and community arts before completing an MA in Theatre Studies at Leeds University in 1992. This was followed by eleven years of teaching in both further and higher education before embarking on a PhD in 2004 on a studenteship from AHRC as part of In Place of War. Her PhD on refugee theatre in the UK was revised and published as a monograph by Palgrave Macmillan under the title Refugees, Theatre and Crisis: performing global identities in 2010. This book was awarded a TaPRA prize for promising research by an early career rsearcher in 2012.
Alison is a part of the Applied Theatre Research Cluster which builds on Drama at Manchester's reputation for developing theatre practice and research beyond the University in a variety of education and social contexts.
Vice-Chair, Standing Conference of University Drama DepartmentsJun 2016
External Examiner, Goldsmiths College (University of London)2014
Executive member, Theatre and Performance Research AssociationSep 2011
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