Lyndsay Muir
Senior Lecturer Drama Education (PGCE Secondary Drama) and (BA (Hons) Applied Drama)
School of Teacher Development & School of Culture, Education and Innovation

Senior Lecturer Drama Education (PGCE Secondary Drama) and (BA (Hons) Applied Drama)

Lyndsay’s background is in Applied Drama and she has worked as a professional actor, director and facilitator. She has contributed to the drama department at BGU since 2006 and has worked independently as a Drama practitioner since 2003. She has worked in all sectors and phases of education including leading independent schools, as well as theatres, youth and community settings and more recently the creative business and training sectors. Lyndsay’s professional career began as a drama teacher, working in secondary schools – leading departments at a London comprehensive as well as an independent boarding school.

Teaching

Lyndsay teaches modules in each of the first, second and third year undergraduate courses, including Theatre History in a social context, Site-specific theatre, Educational Drama and placement mentoring. She is the subject specialist for the PGCE Secondary Drama course.

Research

Lyndsay is currently developing a piece of international research regarding subject knowledge in initial teacher training, along with colleague Pam Bowell. She is working towards a Professional Doctorate at Manchester University, with practice centred research around applied theatre with trans* people.

Consultancy and projects

Lyndsay undertakes consultancy work in arts education, applied drama & creative business. Current projects include Artsmark with TMC (The Mighty Creatives) and the NHS: Communications Skills training through drama with Medical GPs and GP Trainers.

Publications

Lyndsay’s MA thesis was published as a monograph by Trentham Books in 1996: ‘New Beginnings: Dorothy Heathcote & Bertolt Brecht, A comparative study’.