Roberta Mock

Roberta Mock


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    Personal profile

    Personal profile

    Roberta is Professor of Performance and Executive Dean of the School of Performing and Digital Arts at Royal Holloway University of London; and the Principal Investigator for the Transitioning to Sustainable Production across the UK Theatre Sector project (co-commissioned by the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre and Arts Council England). In addition to a commitment to exploring and celebrating "green" theatre practices, her research – which takes the form of both performance and writing – tends to focus on sex-gender and bodies, with a specific interest in live art and stand up comedy by Jewish women. She is the author or editor of five books, and the Immediate Past Chair of the Theatre & Performance Research Association (TaPRA).

    Championing and celebrating embodied knowledge at all stages of a research career, Roberta has written and spoken about and led workshops across the UK, in Canada and in Europe on practice-research methodologies. She was the founding co-Director of the AHRC-funded 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training (a partnership between the Universities of Plymouth, Falmouth and West of England Bristol), which supported only practice-led research projects in digital art, design, culture and performance. She has supervised over 25 PhDs and research masters to successful completion, many of which have been located at the disciplinary boundaries of performance.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    Drama, PhD, University of Exeter

    Award Date: 1 Sep 2002

    Teaching & Learning in HE, PGCert, Plymouth University

    Award Date: 1 Sep 1995

    Theatre Studies, MA, University of Leeds

    Award Date: 7 Jul 1992

    French Drama, BA (Hons), University of East London

    Award Date: 1 Sep 1990

    External positions

    Chair, Executive Committee, Theatre and Performance Research Association

    7 Sep 201814 Sep 2022


    • Performance & live arts
    • Practice-research
    • Theatre
    • Gender-sex
    • Jewish cultural studies


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