Staff Profile: Jayne Richards, Programme Director

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Summary

  • Jayne Richards, Programme Director

  • Position:

    Programme Director, BA (Hons) Theatre Studies

  • Teaching Area:

    BA (Hons) Theatre Studies; BA (Hons) American Theatre Arts; MA  in Ensemble Theatre; MA in Theatre for Young Audiences

  • Qualifications:

    MA in Theatre and Performance Studies;

    HE Diploma in Speech and Drama; Certificate in Education; Certificate in Phonetics of English: International Phonetic Association: University of London.

  • Memberships:

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Professional Practice:

    External Examiner, FdA Performing Arts and Technical Theatre, Canterbury Christ Church University

    External Panel Member– Partnership Review: Bucks New University, March 2014.

  • External Duties:

    External Examiner, FdA Performing Arts and Technical Theatre, Canterbury Christ Church University

    External Panel Member– Partnership Review: Bucks New University, March 2014.


Bio

Jayne Richards trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama and studied both education and phonetics (IPA) with the University of London. She completed her MA in Theatre and Performance Studies with the University of Manchester before moving on to PhD research into performance practice at the University of Middlesex. Her current research interests centre on theatre and philosophy and the teaching of performance practices via virtual technologies.

Jayne has worked extensively in teaching and teacher training and has wide experience in directing and production management.  Before joining Rose Bruford College in 2000, Jayne worked as a tutor and lecturer on Central's PGCE programme, as workshop leader and director of a young writers' group for the Warehouse Theatre, and as an examiner in theatre practices.


Publications

Here, There and Everywhere… and e-verywhere: What does practical activity’ mean for online teaching and learning?’ Platform Event, Symposium 2014.

‘We don’t call it “distance” anymore…’ Enhancing the learner experience and assessment opportunities within an Online Theatre Studies programme using synchronous, interactive technologies.’ Paper (with David Matthews): Designing Learning Landscapes Conference, Goldsmiths College, 2014.

‘e-presence, e-practice, e-performance: using video conferencing software to deliver practical activities and opportunities in an online theatre studies programme’. Paper (with David Matthews). HEA Annual Conference, July, 2014.

Research Fellowship, 2011 (with David Matthews)

Presentation: ‘Employability as a Development Theme.’ RBC. July 2013.