Research

With our background in Theatre and Psychology, Jude is on board with the Theatre & Performing Research Association’s (TaPRA) aim of ‘promoting the use of scientific procedures for the development of quality  and ethically minded evidence for the use of Applied Theatre Interventions’

Current Projects

  • Supporting Imaginary Communities to explore the role of creative interventions in changing young people’s attitudes towards education.
  • MOMU: Moving towards Multiprofessional Work in Art and Social Work. To watch Ian Mac’s MOMU presentation for the 2016 Dyslexia Association Staffordshire’s AGM, please click HERE 

Current Research Interests:

  • Working with Offenders, ex-offenders and those at risk of offending behaviour and their experiences of substance misuse.
  • Research Methods and Ethical considerations within Applied Theatre Research.

Previous Research conducted:

  • Evaluation of a school-based intervention aimed at increasing the nutritional awareness of 7-10 year olds using performing arts.
    H.R. Lees and Dr. P. Mani Das Gupta – Psychology and Mental Health, Faculty of Sciences, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, England
    This research has been presented at both the BPS Annual Conference 2012 and The Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) Trainee Educational Psychology Conference 2012. Download a copy HERE.
  • Investigation into the impact of a school-based performing arts intervention upon the short term retention of nutritional information by 7-10 year olds.
    I. R. Mackay and Dr. P. Mani Das Gupta – Psychology and Mental Health, Faculty of Sciences, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, England

 

For more Information upon TaPRA please see their website @ http://tapra.org/

We are also associated with the British Psychological Society (BPS) who can be found @ www.bps.org.uk/

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