Phd Students

Terrie Howey began her PhD in September 2016. Her research is on applied storytelling and heritage, specifically in Milton Keynes.
Terrie has a practical background, working on community projects and education in school.

Kristina Gavran started her PhD in September 2017 and is currently working on a fascinating project on True Life Storytelling.

Sam West started his PhD in the School of Design and Creative Arts in October 2019. Funded through the Storytelling Academy, Sam’s research is focused on applied storytelling in independent professional wrestling. Sam is uncovering the hidden knowledge of theatrical wrestling to understand how performers use physical movement and vocalisation to tell stories. He is also exploring the unique ways that wrestling incorporates digital technology, such as social media, to extent stories beyond live performance into the wider world.