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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

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


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)

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Research Interests

  • collaborative processes

  • film for theatre

  • interdisciplinary performance

  • intermediality

  • live-art

  • practice-as-research

Research Groups Memberships

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

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