Dr Adam Alston: aesthetics and politics of audience participation; immersive theatre; theatre and darkness; labour and performance in theatre settings and the service industry; secrecy in theatre and service industry marketing; Marx and Marxism; the philosophy of Jacques Rancière.
Dr Stuart Andrews: performances of place; tourism as performance; thresholds in performance; climate change, performance and loneliness; performances of home.
Dr Jaq Bessell: innovations in Shakespeare in performance; psychology and performance; directing; actor training; practice as research.
Dr Laura Cull (Lead, Centre for Performance Philosophy): Performance Philosophy; 20th and 21st century experimental theatre; authorship, collaboration, collective creation & audience participation; time and duration; non-human animals in performance; manifestos; relationship between performance and mental health.
Dr Patrick Duggan (Director, Institute of Performance): performance and material culture; critical approaches to performance; trauma, performance and ethics; contemporary performance practice; contemporary tragedy; politics, ideology and theatre; performance in crisis zones.
Dr Shantel Ehrenberg: dance and philosophy; dance pedagogy; kinaesthetic empathy; screen dance; choreography, dance and medical discourses.
Dr Rachel Hann: material cultures of performance design, costume, and architecture; practice research; scenography; Modernist Performance; Performing Technologies.
Professor Andy Lavender: contemporary performance and cultural materialism; intermediality; processes of production; directorial practices; interdisciplinary work and performance in non-theatrical settings; performance and digital culture.
Dr Sabine Sörgel: Postcolonial theatre and performance; contemporary dance and dance theatre; theatre and ritual; identity and performance.
Dr Anne Sophie Refskou: Shakespearean stage praxis (early modern and contemporary); Global Shakespeares; Shakespeare and national/cultural identity and cultural diplomacy; Intercultural performance, adaptation and appropriation; Physical theatre; Cultural history of emotions, historical phenomenology and affect; Theatre and compassion.
Darren Tunstall: gesture in performance; Shakespeare; physical performance and Lecoq; cognitive science and performance.
Dr Matt Wagner: Shakespearean dramaturgy and stage praxis; theatrical temporality; Beckett and his contemporaries; embodiment and spatiality; theatre phenomenology.
Julian Woolford: politics and practices of musical theatre; practice as research; writing for performance.