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Personal profile


Fiona Wilkie is a reader in Drama, Theatre and Performance in the School of Arts. She has published and presented on various aspects of British site-specific performance and, more recently, on performance applications of the 'mobility turn' in the social sciences. Fiona's monograph, Performance, Transport and Mobility: Making Passage, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015; it investigates how performance moves, how it engages with ideas about movement, and how it potentially shapes our experiences of movement. Her current book project explores touring practices and their effect on the ways in which we understand theatre's role in the world. She was for some years the book reviews editor for the Taylor & Francis journal Contemporary Theatre Review.


BA English (first class), University of Southampton (1996)

MA Performance Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama (1997)

PhD, University of Surrey (2004)

Professional affiliations

Fellow of the HEA.

Consultancy work

External examiner for BA Theatre, University College Falmouth, September 2012-July 2017.

External validator for BA Outdoor Arts, University of Winchester, December 2016.

External validator for MA Performance, Bangor University, April 2011.

External Assessor for MA Dance Cultures programme review, University of Surrey, February 2010.

Moderator of the Foundation Degree in Small-Scale Theatre Practice, Guildford College (University of Surrey), 2007-2009.

Book manuscript/proposal reviewer for University Press of Florida, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge and Southern Illinois University Press.


Fiona has served as Programme Convener for the BA Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Her teaching across the programme has included Writing in Performance (level 4), Encountering Theatre (level 4), Site-Specific Theatre Production (level 5), Critical Frameworks (level 5), Performance, Leisure and Tourism (level 6) and Dissertation (level 6).

PhD supervision

Fiona has supervised six PhDs to completion.

Examining Experience:

Fiona has examined 12 PhDs (six as external examiner and six as internal examiner), in addition to a number of MPhil and MRes projects.


External positions

Book reviews editor, Contemporary Theatre Review, Taylor & Francis

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