Dr Lisa Peck has worked in Drama education across secondary, Further Education and Higher Education for over two decades. She has been Head of Drama in a secondary school and in an FE College and led the Drama teacher-education programmes at the University of Sussex for eight years. She currently works as a Teaching Fellow in Theatre Practice at the University of Sussex where she teaches on BA modules and is an Associate Tutor at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she supervises MA actors.
Lisa has a PGCE in English and Drama from the University of Reading, an MA in Actor Training and Coaching from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and a PhD from the University of Sussex. Her doctorate: UK Women Practitioners and the Development of Pedagogy in Theatre-Making (1970-2016), focused on mapping a female genealogy of actor training with case studies on the work of female actor trainers and directors including Katie Mitchell and Emma Rice. She is particularly interested in feminist pedagogy and theatre-making processes.
Lisa has been an examiner for the drama examination boards Edexcel and AQA and an education consultant for The National Theatre. She has worked professionally as a freelance director and develops her own artistic practice with her theatre company and directing student work in Higher Education.