Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance

Visiting address
206 Jubilee, Digby Stuart

Phone: +44 (0)20 8392 3818


Fiona Wilkie is a reader in the Drama, Theatre and Performance department. 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 is the book reviews editor for the 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)

Research projects

Fiona has supervised five PhDs to completion and is currently involved in supervising PhD work on live relays of Shakespeare and on performance writing as an ecological practice. Areas of potential research supervision include: mobility and dislocation; travel, touring and theatre circulation; site-specific performance and installation.

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 is Programme Convener for the BA Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Her recent teaching includes Writing in Performance (level 4), Site-Specific Theatre Production (level 5), Critical Frameworks (level 5), and Performance, Leisure and Tourism (level 6).


Examining Experience:

Fiona has examined ten PhDs (five as external examiner and five as internal examiner) as well as one MPhil, one MRes, and one MPhil/PhD upgrade.


Research outputs

  1. David Greig, Europe

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

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