Ms Alison Jeffers

Lecturer in Applied Theatre

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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 2010This 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.



External positions

Vice-Chair, Standing Conference of University Drama Departments

Jun 2016 → …

External Examiner, Goldsmiths College (University of London)

2014 → …

Executive member, Theatre and Performance Research Association

Sep 2011Sep 2016

Areas of expertise

Education / academic qualifications

  • Master of Arts Leeds University (1992)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Drama, The University of Manchester (1983)
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature and Language, The University of Manchester (1984)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, PhD Drama, The University of Manchester (2008)

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