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Dr Jo Read

Senior Lecturer

Department of Music, Writing & Performance , School Of Arts And Creative Industries

Dr Jo Read is a Senior Lecturer in Dance at UEL, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She teaches and leads across different choreographic and dance industry modules on the undergraduate dance course, and also supervises PhD students in the Postgraduate Performing Arts subject area. Jo also works as a Coach, working with staff members from across the University on various professional and personal development goals, as part of the UEL Coaching and Mentoring Network.

Jo is a qualified and registered Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP), which informs her current research in the area of dance, health and wellbeing. Her recent project, "Dancing with Endo", addresses the lived experiences of people with endometriosis through a choreographic methodology.

Areas Of Interest

  • Choreography and Dance Practice
  • Dance and Mental Health/Wellbeing
  • Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Embodied Psychotherapy
  • Dance-Music Relationships
  • Dance and Animation