Dr Sarah Goldingay
I am a lecturer in Drama undertaking research into wellbeing, chronic pain, healing and the placebo response, in the field of Medical Humanities. I particularly interested in the intersections between sustainability, community, place, identity and wellbeing and am currently working on inter- and transdisciplinary research projects across performance scholarship, culture and ritual studies, neuropsychology and biomedicine. My work investigates the importance of human-to-human interaction and cultural context in enabling salutogenesis.
I continue to work as a Creative Industries practitioner, specialising in psycho-physical performance with a rich experience in the work of Howard Barker.
I would welcome research students working in areas such as Howard Barker, 20th & 21st century British Drama, religion, spirituality, identity construction, medical humanities, pain, salutogenesis and pilgrimage.