Sally Mackey
professor of applied theatre and performance, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

As professor of applied theatre and performance at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, Sally Mackey founded the first UK undergraduate degree in applied theatre. She is on the editorial board of RiDE: the Journal of Applied Performance and Theatre and the advisory board of Applied Theatre Researcher. A member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), she was on the commissioning panels for the major themes of ‘Landscape and Environment’ and ‘Living with Environmental Change’.

Her specific current interest is in performance, place, community and the environment and she has recently completed outputs from three AHRC grants: Challenging Place, Performing Abergavenny and Performing Local Places. Awarded the prestigious David Bradby Memorial international research award in 2016 for Challenging Place, she is now in the middle of a new multi-modal and multi-sectoral urban place project, Performing Places Bexley, with the London Borough of Bexley. In addition, she is co-editing the new Palgrave series Performing Landscapes with Deirdre Heddon and working on new place projects with urban councils.

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