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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Lisa Gaughan

I have 13 years of experience of developing and supporting teaching at the University of Lincoln.  I have taught on multiple Programmes across Schools within the University. These encompass a wide range of modules including, Introduction to Literary Studies, Women’s Writing, Adaptation, Creative Writing,  Practitioners in Practice, Improvising and Devising, Solo Performance, and Applied Drama. I have also been a Programme Leader on two different Programmes in my School and led on a range of initiatives around Student Engagement.  These include, alternatives to the tutorial system and students involvement in Curriculum Design, highlighted in the THES in 2015.  I am currently leading a range of projects through my teaching and learning forums which include research into student transition between Level 1 and Level 2, Peer Review of Lectures and Assessment and Feedback. I have also taken responsibility for keeping in touch with alumni, continuing to engage with them after they finish their studies. All of my teaching is informed by my background in the theatre and a working life in industry. Particular theatre work has explored mental health issues, and have toured work to schools, prisons and NHS establishments.  I have also undertaken Solo Performance work and Community Theatre practice.  My life in industry includes Internal Communications work with Siemens (in its former name of Alstom Gas Turbines).

Department Responsibilities

Principal Lecturer/ Programme Leader Academic Degree Apprenticeship Acting Deputy Head of School Fine & Performing Arts 2016 - 2017 Director of Teaching & Learning 2016 - present Student Engagement Champion: School of Fine & Performing Arts 2012 - present Member of College Education and Students Committee 2016 - present Module Co-ordination for a number of modules between 2008 and the present, which currently includes Placements and Tragedy and Comedy Dissertation Supervision 2005 to the present

Subject Specialism

Placements, Tragedy & Comedy and Satire Shakespeare and Performance, Solo Performance, Applied Theatre (Community Drama) Teaching and Learning


  • PGCE HE Teaching and Learning — University of Lincoln, 2016
  • BA (Hons) English — University of Lincoln, 2004


  • Exceptional Contribution to the University — University of Lincoln,
  • Exceptional Contribution to the University — University of Lincoln,
  • Staff Student Partnership Award — University of Lincoln SU,

Research Interests

  • Applied Drama

  • Popular Performance

  • Student Engagement

Research in the Lincoln Repository

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