KATE ADAMS

Lecturer in Drama

I am a performance maker, dramaturg and a university lecturer at the University of Salford. I am the module leader for Introduction to Drama, a core module for many students in their first year in level 4; for Contemporary Approaches to Writing and Performance at level 5; and for Performance and the Postdramatic at level 6. I teach a combination of practice and theory, and my teaching assumes that practice and research are always intertwined.

My current work And By the Way the Cat is Dead combines fragments of autobiography and poetry, bad jokes and a bit of slap bass to explore our struggle to find rituals and modes of expressing grief.

k.r.adams@salford.ac.uk
0161 295 5502

LISA CULLEN

Programme Leader in Dance

Whilst completing my MA at ARTEZ (Arnhem and Germany), I became increasingly interested in European Dance Theatre as an art form; this is the discipline in which I create work. My pedagogical research investigates techniques to facilitate dance students with the skill to explore and develop text/movement/character and props as a single consideration.

l.cullen@salford.ac.uk
01612956228

TIM FRANCE

Director of Music & Dance

Tim has been a professional musician and educator for nearly 30 years. He has played and toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe appearing on albums, live broadcasts and film. Tim’s research is through practice and the developments of the genre ‘Third Stream’-a musical genre that is a synthesis of Classical music and Jazz. He has recorded 3 albums of late that bring together the structure and harmony of Classical music fused with the spontaneity and an extrovertism of the Avant-Garde.

Tim is the Woodwind Director for the Greater Manchester Jazz Orchestra and is the Director for the University of Salford’s Big Band.

t.france@salford.ac.uk
0161 295 6107

ALISON MATTHEWS

Lecturer in Theatre Performance

I am a performance maker, researcher and lecturer, working in the fields of contemporary performance practice and theatre & performance studies. I also co-convene Salford’s Practice as Research Centre of Excellence. We advocate for and deliver practice as research training, development opportunities, and visibility across the University and beyond its confines.

As a researcher, I have presented my practice at national and international venues. As a performance maker, I have toured work to venues including Sprint Festival at Camden People’s Theatre, Emergency Festival (Manchester), the HUB Leeds, Lancaster Arts, ARC Stockton, Project Arts Centre (Dublin), and Ausland (Berlin). In 2015-2017, I developed and toured the Arts Council England-supported show The Best of Both Worlds around the UK with my collaborator Leo Burtin.

I teach across the undergraduate TaPP program and I have also directed a Performance Project for second year students, the first full student production in our New Adelphi Theatre. On the MA provision, I teach across all modules. I am also Personal Tutor for the MA students.

a.e.matthews@salford.ac.uk
0161 295 6866

SZILVIA NARAY-DAVEY

Lecturer in Drama and English

Szilvi teaches Drama modules across all levels. She also contributes to the MA in Translation Studies degree. Szilvi has recently been awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Early Career Scholarship which will allow her to work with English and Hungarian actors in order to create a drama translation laboratory in Budapest.

s.narey-davey@salford.ac.uk
0161 295 6790

MALCOLM RAEBURN

Senior Lecturer in Media Performance

I began my career as an actor/teacher with Humberside Theatre-In-Education, then became a performer/deviser in political and community theatre with Broadside Mobile Workers’ Theatre, Red Ladder Theatre and Pirate Jenny.  I was a founder member of the comedy improvisation troupe Comedy Express. My interest in comedy led to taking a lead role in creating the Comedy Writing and Performance degree.

I am Admissions Lead for Media and Performance, having previously been Programme Leader. As a former Director of Admissions for the School and Admissions Coordinator for Performance, I continue to take an active interest in marketing and recruitment.

M.Raeburn@salford.ac.uk
0161 295 6039

Duncan Winfield

For over three decades, Duncan has worked alongside the various performance teams in the co-ordination and management of a wide range of events and specialist projects. He provides the link between academic performance delivery, the development of key partnerships and public engagement activities.

Duncan is also a practicing musician and performs regularly around the Northwest and UK .

d.winfield@salford.ac.uk
0161 295 6108