Research in PCI is concerned with new knowledge about performance itself and also with the role that performance and the arts play in the wider creative, cultural and social life of society. The School’s research is, by its very nature, frequently collaborative, international and multidisciplinary Our distinctive areas of research activity benefit from the opportunities of productive dialogue with each other and with others across the University to create a vibrant culture of research.
Research culture refers to the combined activities of all members of staff and the postgraduates in the School, as well as our associate artists and visiting research fellows. These activities include: research group meetings, seminars, talks and presentations, discussions, workshops and conferences. Normally these are open to all our staff and students. The research culture in our School helps us to build an environment in which research at all levels can be developed and in which high quality research can thrive.
Postgraduate students are strongly encouraged to contribute to our research culture in a variety of ways. Postgraduate research (PGR) students are invited to join our research groups and are involved in curating and organising research seminars. Taught postgraduate (PGT) students attend and contribute to discussions at research seminars and other research events. Taking an active part in the research culture of the School enriches students’ experience and at the same time their contribution enriches our community of researchers.