Ms Natalie Raven

Ms Natalie Raven

Wellbeing Workshop Leader

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)


·     Associate Lecturer in Theatre & Performance (2015-present)

·     PhD Candidate (2014-present)

·     Co-facilitator, Performance. Experience. Presence. research group (2015-2016) 

·     Student Representative for PGR in the faculty of Arts & Humanities (2014-2016)

·     Committee Member,  The Postgraduate Society (2014-2016)


·       Plymouth University: 2014 to present (FT)  PhD Performance Studies

·       Plymouth University: 2016 (FT) Introduction to Teaching and Learning (Merit)

·       De Montfort University: 2010 - 2012 (PT) MA in Drama (Merit)

·       De Montfort University: 2005 – 2008 (FT) BA (hons) in English and Drama (1st class)

Professional membership

·      Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

·      Member of TaPRA (Theatre and Performance Research Association)

·      a-n: The Artist Information Network

Teaching interests

·      Module Teacher, 1st year BA (hons) 'Performance Praxis: The Politics of Culture'.

Teaching aspects of culture, politics, class, gender, race, ethnicity, and ideology in relation to contemporary performance, 2016

·      Specialising in teaching

Live and Performance Art

Gender & identity

Representations of the body in performance. 

·      Lectures include

‘Modernism in Performance’

‘Postmodernism in Performance'

'Poppy Jackson: Representations of the Female Body’

'Introduction to Live Art'

‘Nakedness, Nudity, Costume, and Adornment in Performance'

·      Practical Workshops include

‘Yves Klen Body Painting'

'Devising Contemporary Performance'

'Being Present'

'Cultivating an Image'

‘Marketing Strategies for Artist Professionals’

Research interests

·  Bodycloth

·  Live and Performance Art

·  Feminism  

·  Gender, identity, and the body in performance

·  Nakedness, nudity, adornment & costume practices

·  Semiotic and empathetic approaches to performance making

·  Religious iconography and the female body

Grants & contracts

·  TaPRA PG Bursary to attend and present at national conference, Salford Uk, September 2017

·  Santander Scholarship of £1575 to undertake research as a Visiting Scholar at Queen Mary University London, September 2017

·  Plymouth University HPA (Humanities and Performing Arts) funding of £350 to creatively document and disseminate la sainte trinité (2016), July 2017

·  Plymouth University DTC (Doctoral Training Centre) funding of £75 to present at Boarderlines conference, De Montfort University Leicester, July 2016

·  Plymouth University DTC (Doctoral Training Centre) funding of £425 to present and attend Black Mountain School, North Carolina USA,  June 2016

·  Plymouth University DTC (Doctoral Training Centre) funding of £250 to present at Critical Costume Conference, Aalto University Helsinki, March 2015

Additional information

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