Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance

Visiting address
206 Jubilee, Digby Stuart

Phone: +44 (0)20 8392 3818


Fiona Wilkie is a senior lecturer 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.


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 three PhDs to completion and is currently involved in supervising PhD work on pedagogies of performance studies, on the performance of gardens, and on live relays of Shakespeare. Areas of potential research supervision include: performance mobility and dislocation; travel and performance; site-specific theatre 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 reviewer for University Press of Florida (Site Dance, eds. Kloetzel & Pavlik).


Fiona convenes the BA Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies programme's modules Site-Specific Theatre Production (HE2), Critical Frameworks (HE2) and Leisure Industries, Escape and Experience (HE3).

Other teaching has recently included Work Placement (HE3), Engaging Performance (HE1), Theatre and Landscape (HE3) and Paradigms of Performance (MA).

Examining Experience:
External examiner for four PhD candidates (Royal Holloway, Dec 2015; University of Leeds, Jul 2015; Aberystwyth University, Oct 2011; Dartington College of Arts, Apr 2009), one MPhil candidate (University of Queensland, Jul 2011), one MRes candidate, (University of Warwick, Jan 2010), and one MPhil/PhD upgrade (University of Winchester, Jul 2007).

Internal examiner for three PhD candidates, University of Roehampton (Sep 2007, Jul 2008 & Feb 2013).

Research outputs

  1. Performance and the Spatial Turn

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Performance, Transport & Mobility: Making Passage

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

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