Professor Carol-Anne Upton

University of Ulster

Carole-Anne Upton is Professor of Drama at the University of Ulster. She moved to Northern Ireland in 2005, having worked as a lecturer and latterly Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Hull.

Her research interests are primarily in the areas of modern and contemporary Irish drama, theatre and social justice, and theatre directing. She has also published on postcolonial African and Caribbean theatre in French and English.  With a background is as a linguist and director, she enjoys researching issues of translation for performance, and edited Moving Target: Theatre Translation and Cultural Relocation (2000).  She is founding editor of Performing Ethos: an international journal of ethics in theatre and performance (2008).

Carole-Anne is currently Senior Academic Advisor for Drama to PALATINE, the subject centre for Drama, Dance and Music, and until 2007 was Chair of the Standing Conference of University Drama Departments (SCUDD).

Arts & Humanities Research Council: Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance. In any one year, the AHRC makes approximately 700 research awards and around 1,000 postgraduate awards. Awards are made after a rigorous peer review process, to ensure that only applications of the highest quality are funded. Arts and humanities researchers constitute nearly a quarter of all research-active staff in the higher education sector. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. See Arts & Humanities Research Council website.