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Dr Stuart Andrews
Senior Lecturer in Theatre

Gaskell 111


I am interested in the ways we understand, practise and manage the places around us. As a Co-director of Performing City Resilience, I work with emergency planners, culture directors, organisations, and companies to develop/implement creative strategies in response to local and global challenges. This collaborative work has led individuals, local authorities, companies and organisations to think in new ways about their work and to revise key policies and procedures, as demonstrated in New Orleans (USA). Critically, recent collaborative work led the Emergency Planning Society (international) to embed creativity in its core competencies.

I have published internationally on arts, architecture, culture, emergency and resilience planning, performance, and place. Publications comprise books and academic articles, professional reporting and blog posts. Currently, I am working with Dr Patrick Duggan on two new monographs for Louisiana State University Press and Palgrave. At Brunel University London, I am engaged in interdisciplinary research and teaching on place, performance, and resilience.

Within academic institutions, I have held leadership roles in research, learning and teaching, and associated areas at subject, department and/or school level. These have focused particularly on facilitating research and research impact development, designing and managing degree programmes, and growing international partnerships. I have examined written and 'practice as research' doctoral projects (both individual and collaborative submissions) exploring place and performance.




Programme Lead for the BA Theatre degree programme

Co-lead for Research Impact (Department of Arts and Humanities).

Newest selected publications

Andrews, S. and Duggan, P. (2022) 'A Toolkit of Creative Strategies for Personal Debriefing'. Place of publication: Emergency Planning Society. Available at: Access Link


Andrews, S. and Duggan, P. (2021) 'Performance as City Pandemic Response: Invitations to Innovate'. Place of publication: Available at: Access Link


Andrews, S. and Duggan, P. (2021) 'Towards ‘strategy as performance’ in hazard mitigation: reflections on Performing City Resilience in New Orleans'. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 26 (1). pp. 187 - 201. ISSN: 1356-9783 Open Access Link

Journal article

Andrews, S. (2020) 'Performing Workshops at Home', in Mock, R. and Paterson, M. (eds.) Joshua Sofaer: Performance | Objects | Participation. Intellect.

Book chapter

Andrews, S. (2019) 'Performing Home'. London: Routledge. ISSN 10: 0415787459 ISSN 13: 9780415787451

More publications(14)