Research at Rose Bruford College

A research culture has developed at Rose Bruford College reflecting the College’s mission and specialist nature. Staff research interests include acting and performance, design, management and technical theatre. The research is both contemporary and historical and multicultural and international, with the potential for intercultural performance in both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary contexts. Growing, too, is the College’s ongoing exploration of new theatre technologies and methodologies.

“Our research community is small in numbers, but ambitious in its agenda, and internationally impactful across theatre, acting, design, new technologies and social change. Our research is conducted with integrity, care and an eye to the communities we serve and to which we are accountable. ”
Brian Lobel, Professor of Theatre and Performance

Research activity and outcomes

Practice-based and scholarly research results in a range of outcomes including publications, workshops, study days and academic conferences) complemented by research that informs or is the consequence of teaching and learning and productions, or that interfaces reciprocally with the theatre and wider entertainment industries.

Student and staff research is often presented at the College’s collaborative week-long Symposium that takes place each spring. It is also conducted through our distinctive Research Centres.

For further information

On these pages, you will find more information about research at Rose Bruford College. These pages are newly designed and are a work in progress, so do get in touch with any comments or thoughts, or if you have a query.

The Research Office

The Research Office is here to support staff and students in any matters relating to research and research support. When we are in the office, we are based in the library.

Professor Brian Lobel – Professor of Theatre and Performance

Nicola Sainsbury – Research Manager

To contact us, please email: [email protected]

Research at Rose Bruford College

A research culture has developed at Rose Bruford College reflecting the College’s mission and specialist nature. Staff research interests include acting and performance, design, management and technical theatre. The research is both contemporary and historical and multicultural and international, with the potential for intercultural performance in both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary contexts. Growing, too, is the College’s ongoing exploration of new theatre technologies and methodologies.

“Our research community is small in numbers, but ambitious in its agenda, and internationally impactful across theatre, acting, design, new technologies and social change. Our research is conducted with integrity, care and an eye to the communities we serve and to which we are accountable. ”
Brian Lobel, Professor of Theatre and Performance

Research activity and outcomes

Practice-based and scholarly research results in a range of outcomes including publications, workshops, study days and academic conferences) complemented by research that informs or is the consequence of teaching and learning and productions, or that interfaces reciprocally with the theatre and wider entertainment industries.

Student and staff research is often presented at the College’s collaborative week-long Symposium that takes place each spring. It is also conducted through our distinctive Research Centres.

For further information

On these pages, you will find more information about research at Rose Bruford College. These pages are newly designed and are a work in progress, so do get in touch with any comments or thoughts, or if you have a query.

The Research Office

The Research Office is here to support staff and students in any matters relating to research and research support. When we are in the office, we are based in the library.

Professor Brian Lobel – Professor of Theatre and Performance

Nicola Sainsbury – Research Manager

To contact us, please email: [email protected]