About Claire

I am a performance maker and researcher, interested in multilingual, applied and autobiographical performance practices.

I am currently an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Warwick, having recently completed my Commonwealth-funded interdisciplinary PhD (performance studies/ sociolinguistics) which focuses on methods for analysing and facilitating multilingual performance-making processes within applied performance praxis.

My research is methodologically driven, as I am maker first and foremost, interested in the complex issues that are presented to us when creating new work that is representative of all the diversity that globalised, decolonised and post-conflict settings bring with them. I also believe in challenging the homogenising power of English in performance.

I currently present lectures within the Department of Theatre and Performance and the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick. I also facilitate an annual programme of training workshops tailored to PhD researchers with Researcher Development at the Doctoral College, and tutor the first year Theatre and Performance in Context module. More about my work at Warwick is available on my staff page.

I am based in Birmingham but have mostly lived and worked in London since living in the UK, and Berlin, Germany prior to this. I research across South Africa and my native Australia to engage with the range of complex socio-political linguistic ecologies within my work.

Read more about my research

List of selected performance projects

Summary of teaching and speaking