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Post Nominals PhD
Biography Kate is a lecturer at the University of Salford, performance maker and member of the board for the Climate Psychology Alliance. She completed her PhD in 2008 at the University of Hull. She is interested in how we shape our processes for sharing and developing artistic expression and how we can strengthen our relationship with the natural world. Kate is committed as a facilitator to developing co-creative spaces for people to explore new creative possibilities.

Kate is lead artist for Water is Attracted to Water, an interdisciplinary collaboration exploring the human connection to water. Her solo works And By the Way the Cat is Dead and Μα Ποια Π'απια (or I'm Not a Pheasant Plucker) both explore vulnerability in different ways, and these influenced her work on our relationship to nature and the challenges of being present with the climate and ecological crises.
Research Interests Kate works on the interstices of performance, climate psychology and dramaturgy. She is also involved in climate communication in the context of adaptation and transition.

She draws on Bracha Εttinger's idea of 'compassionate hospitality' to underpin how she approaches dramaturgy and works with movement, music, humour and games to create a space where difficult emotions such as grief, climate distress or fear are placed in balance with our capacity for joy and our relationship with the natural world.
Teaching and Learning Kate teaches contemporary theatre theory and practice, and welcomes postgraduate research students in areas across contemporary interdisciplinary theatre and performance, ecoperformance, dramaturgy, arts engagement & climate psychology, intermedial and hybrid performance approaches.

Recent modules:
Approaches to Contemporary Performance (MA)
Performance and the postdramatic (level 6)
Professional Writing for the Culture Industries (level 5)
PhD Supervision Availability Yes
PhD Topics Practice based or theoretical study
Interdisciplinary theatre and performance
creative nonfiction in performance
arts engagement & climate psychology
Science and arts
intermedial and hybrid performance