Dr Rebecca Collins

Teaching Fellow

Summary: PhD Aberystwyth University, MA in Performance Queen Mary University of London, MA in Performance and Visual Cultures Universidad de Alcala de Henares

Rebecca is a creative arts researcher. Through practical and theoretical means her work focuses on the dynamics of aural attention operating within specific environments e.g. theatre, gallery and outdoor spaces to further understand debates on participation and explore methodologies of thinking, writing and making contemporary performance.

She has recently successfully completed her practice-based PhD investigating aural attention across theatre and gallery contexts. She holds a Masters in Performance (2007) and a Degree (2004, with hons) in English and Drama both awarded by Queen Mary University of London. She also holds a second Masters in Performance and Visual Culture awarded by the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain. 

Rebecca has performed and exhibited her work in the UK, Germany and Spain in festivals and conferences including Performance Studies International, The Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid, Spain), Arena Festival (Nuremberg, Germany), The Basement (Brighton, UK) and Arnolfini (Bristol, UK). She is a member of ARTEA, a group of multi-disciplinary researchers based in Madrid, Spain and a member of Arts Emergency, a mentoring program for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. She is also an associate artist with theatre makers Cap-a-Pie and works with academic researchers at Newcastle University to generate creative outputs as part of the Performing Research Network.

Rebecca often works in collaboration and actively seeks to form links with external arts organisations and groups working in international creative sectors. Examples of current partnerships established with professional institutions include: Sound and Music, ARC Stockton, the Live Art Development Agency, Helix Arts, National Theatre Wales, Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Apass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies) in Brussels.