PhDs Awarded

Since 1998, the Department of Dance at the University of Roehampton has awarded more than 30 PhD degrees, as shown below.

For a list of current doctoral students’ research and for information on applying to the PhD/MPhil programme, go to www.roehampton.ac.uk/research-centres/centre-for-dance-research/research-students.

  • Suparna Banerjee: Emerging contemporary Bharatanatyam choreoscape in Britain: the city, hybridity and technoculture (2015)
  • Henrietta Bannerman: The Work (1935-1948) of Martha Graham (1894-1991) with Particular Reference to an Analysis of Her Movement System: Vocabulary and Syntax (1998)
  • Sandie Bourne: Black British Ballet: Race, Representation and Aesthetics (2017)
  • Natalie Garrett Brown: Somatic Techniques and Choreographic Process
  • Dorothy Jane Carr: Embodiment, Appreciation and Dance: Issues in relation to an exploration of the experience of London based, ‘non-aligned’ artists (2007)
  • Janis Campbell Daly: A Perplexing Pilgrimage: The Spectator as Mitreisender in the Tanztheater of Pina Bausch (2009)
  • Anne Daye: The Jacobean antimasque within the masque context: a dance perspective (2008)
  • Sara Houston: Quiet Revolutions? Philosophical and Other Concepts of Community Dance in the New Labour Years, 1997-2001 (2002)
  • Eline Kieft: Dance, Empowerment and Spirituality: An Ethnography of Movement Medicine (2013)
  • Sylvanus Kwashie Kuwor: Transmission of Ewe Dances in Ghana and in the UK (2013)
  • Shu-Ying Liu: Developing Generalists Teachers’ Understanding of Dance Teaching in Early Childhood Education in Taiwan (2006)
  • Cristina de Lucas: Narrative Aspects of Kenneth MacMillan’s Ballet The Invitation
  • Lesley Main: The Dances of Doris Humphrey – An Investigation into Directorial Process and Co-authorship (2003)
  • Ashley McGill: Living with Parkinsonism: does dance help improve the quality of movement, functions and everyday activities?
  • Helly Minarti: Modern/Contemporary Dance in Asia: Bodies, Routes and Discourses (2014)
  • Geraldine Morris: A Network of Styles: Discovering the Choreographed Movement of Frederick Ashton (1904-1988) (2000)
  • Larraine Nicholas: The Lion and the Unicorn: Festival of Britain Themes and Choreography in the Postwar Decade (1999)
  • Gwendoline Nurse: Competitive Ballroom Dancing as a Social Phenomenon: an Anthropological Approach
  • Kimiko Okamoto: Between the Ancient and the Modern: A Study of Danses à Deux in Duple-Metre within Changing Aesthetics in France 1700-1733 (2005)
  • Betina Panagiotara: Dance Chronicles from Athens: Artistic practices, structures & discourses in a period of crisis (2017)
  • Aikaterini Paramana: Performances of Thought, Resistance and Support: On the Role and Potential of Performance in the Contemporary Moment (2015)
  • Clare Parfitt: Capturing the Cancan: Body Politics from the Enlightenment to Postmodernity (2008)
  • Efrosini Protopapa: Possibilising Dance: A Space for Thinking in Choreography (2009)
  • Prarthana Purkayastha: Bodies Beyond Borders: Modern Dance in Colonial and Postcolonial India (2008)
  • Jenny Roche: Moving Identities: Multiplicity, Embodiment and the Contemporary Dancers (2009)
  • Jamila Rodrigues: Gender in Islamic Ritual: Sufi women, embodiment and the ‘self’ (2017)
  • Bonita Rowell: An investigation into the critical anlysis of postmodern dances (2003)
  • Melina Scialom: Rudolf Laban in the 21st Century: A Brazilian Perspective
  • Tuuli Tahko: Making Sense of Dance-Making: Interaction and Organisation in Contemporary Choreographic Processes
  • Tamara Tomic-Vajagic: The Dancer’s Contribution: Performing Plotless Choreography in the Leotard Ballets of George Balanchine and William Forsythe (2012)
  • Dionysios Tsaftaridis: Maya Deren’s Screendance: A Formalist Approach (2009)
  • Amaryllis Tsegou: Flamenco in the Cosmopolis: Space, Participation and Cultural Consumption in an Urban Context (2013)
  • Steriani Tsintziloni: Modernising Contemporary Dance and Greece in the mid-1990s: Three Case Studies from SineQuaNon, Oktana Dancetheatre and Edafos Company (2012)
  • Katja Vaghi: The Baroque in Jirí Kylián: The Role Played by Intermedial References
  • Sarah Whatley: Beneath the Surface: The Movement Vocabulary of Siobhan Davies’ Choreography Since 1988 (2002)