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    Dr Karen Savage

    Head of the School of Fine & Performing Arts

    School of Fine & Performing Arts
    College of Arts

    About Karen Savage

    Karen Savage is Head of School - Fine and Performing Arts in the College of Arts

    Department Responsibilities

    Managing and leading the School of Fine & Performing Arts which includes Dance, Drama, Fashion, Fine Art and Music programmes, alongside the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.

    Subject Specialism

    Practice-as-Research, Intermediality, Interdisciplinary Performance, Collaborative Processes, Live-Art, Media-Art, Film and Video in Performance, Interdisciplinary Critical Approaches.


    • PhD Creative & Performing Arts — University of Portsmouth, 2010
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning at Higher Education — University of Portsmouth, 2003
    • Master of Arts in Fine Art — University of Portsmouth, 2001
    • BA (Hons) Media Arts — University of Portsmouth, 1999

    Professional Affiliations

    • Intermediality Working Group (IFTR) — Co-convenor
    • International Federation of Theatre Research — member
    • Higher Education Academy — Fellow

    External Activities and Consultancy

    External Examiner: De Montfort University - BA (Hons) Performing Arts (2017-2021).
    External Panel member: De Montfort University - Revalidation BA (Hons) Performing Arts (2017).
    External Examiner: Bucks New University, BA (Hons) Performing Arts (2014 - ongoing).
    UoP Representative: “Thinking Twice: transition, retention and success in the Arts and Humanities”. HEA summit (2012)
    Peer reviewer for Intellect journals, Rodopi, Journal of Artistic Research, and Palgrave Macmillan (2010 onwards).
    External validator: Bucks New University -  BA (Hons) Performing Arts (2009).
    Advisory board member: Portsmouth Film Society (2006-12)

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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