Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Since opening in 2009, the Friel Theatre and Centre for Theatre Research consolidates the reputation of Drama at Queen’s which was acknowledged by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise that rated the majority of our research as world-leading or internationally excellent and ranked our unit in the top ten.

Research in Drama comprises critical and practice-based methods and whilst recent activities and outputs primarily relate to Irish theatre, dramaturgy, post-conflict performance and applied theatre, our cluster specialisms also include theatre history and historiography, practice-as-research, theatre and medical ethics, modern European, and American drama. A number of academic staff have extensive professional experience working in the theatre industry and our department has superb connections to all local theatre institutions, companies, archives and arts organizations.

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Song Arts & Humanities
History Arts & Humanities
Reception Arts & Humanities
Revolution Arts & Humanities
Drama Arts & Humanities
Critical Edition Arts & Humanities
Belfast Arts & Humanities
Germany Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 1990 2019

Open Access
Drama
Medical Students
Students
Curriculum
Premature Menopause
Open Access
File
theater
empathy
peace process
science
performance

Healtheatre: Drama and Medicine in Concert

Walsh, I. K. & Murphy, P., 28 Jul 2017, In : Healthcare. 5, 3, 7 p., 37.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Drama
Medical Students
Medicine
Students
Learning

Prizes

Origin 1st Irish Festival New York Award for Best Special Event 2016

David Grant (Recipient), 03 Oct 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Dramatic Art

Queen's University Teaching Award - Excellence in Teaching in a Team

Paul Murphy (Recipient), Gavin Davidson (Recipient), Joseph Duffy (Recipient), Lorna Montgomery (Recipient), Gerard Gormley (Recipient) & Ian Walsh (Recipient), 20 Jun 2017

Prize: Other distinction

university teaching
drama
social work
role play
Teaching

Queen's University Teaching Award - Student-Nominated Category

Paul Murphy (Recipient), 02 Jul 2012

Prize: Other distinction

university teaching
student
drama
curriculum
Teaching

Activities 2008 2019

How to Build a Human Being

Paul Murphy (Invited speaker)
23 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts Festival

Paul Murphy (Organiser)
13 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

Creative Accounting: The Challenges of Measuring Impact of Arts Interventions on Societal Change

Paul Murphy (Organiser)
12 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

Press / Media

Advances in Simulation – Words Matter

Paul Murphy, Victoria Brazil & Pamela Andreatta

03/05/2019

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Channel 4 Britain's Most Historic Towns: Victorian Belfast. 12th May 2018

Mark Phelan

12/05/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Commissioned Feature article to commemorate the death of Brian Friel

Mark Phelan

03/10/2015

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Impact

Being Human - a festival of the humanities (Northern Ireland Hub)

Franziska Schroeder (Participant), David Grant (Participant), Kurt Taroff (Participant), Cahal McLaughlin (Participant), Stefanie Lehner (Participant), Alex Murray (Participant), Sian Barber (Participant), Paul Murphy (Participant)

Impact: Cultural Impact, Societial Impact

Using German Protest Song in Political Education

David Robb (Participant)

Impact: Cultural Impact, Societial Impact