Dr Ceri Pitches

Dr Ceri Pitches


I work with the Directors of Impact in the Schools of Music and Performance and Cultural Industries (PCI) to support the development of research impact activities and in preparation for REF2021.

Following a 12 year career in secondary education as a Drama, Theatre Studies and English teacher I moved into museum learning, managing the schools' programme for the National Science and Media Museum for 4 years. I returned to full-time study to pursue an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with Workshop Theatre (School of English, University of Leeds) and the Science Museum Group (SMG), a collaboration that enabled me to explore the meeting points between industry and academia. Working in close partnership with three of the museums in the SMG, the Science Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester and particularly with the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford, my research explores the role of the SMG Explainer through the lens of performance.

I was the Editorial Assistant for the journal Theatre, Dance and Performance Training (Oxon and New York: Routledge) from 2012-16 and also worked as a Research Project Assistant (2012-13) for Performing the Past, a collaborative research network between the Universities of Sheffield, York and Leeds funded by the White Rose University Consortium. In addition to my role in Music and PCI I am currently the research Network Facilitator for the Leverhulme International Network project Rethinking Reform 900-1150 in the School of History.


  • Project Administrator - Rethinking Reform


  • PhD
  • PGCE English and Drama in Education
  • BA Theatre Studies and Dramatic Art