Matt Jennings

Senior Lecturer in Drama

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Dr Matt Jennings is currently Senior Lecturer in Drama at Edge Hill University in Lancashire. He has worked professionally in music,theatre and film in Australia, France, Ireland, Italy, Morocco and the UK since 1987. He first visited Northern Ireland in 1997 and moved there in 2001 with his wife Karen McLaughlin, of Donegal’s acclaimed musical group ‘The Henry Girls’. He has worked extensively in applied drama, community theatre, youth theatre, cross-community work, disability arts and conflict transformation. Matt was Artist-in-Residence and part-time lecturer in Drama at the University of Ulster from 2004. In 2010, Matt Jennings was awarded a PhD for a research thesis on community drama in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998.