DAS Research is the lectorate of the Academy of Theatre and Dance. The research department is based at DAS Graduate School but is open to and represents the whole ATD. It includes research groups in Embodied Knowledge and Creative Producing, as well as the THIRD programme, which supports the development of artistic research in the 3rd cycle.
The Head of DAS Research is the Lector, Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca who joined the ATD in September 2020. She works alongside a core team of staff in the research department. We work with an inclusive concept of research that values research in a wide variety of forms: foregrounding artistic research, practice research and research in education alongside scholarship. We aim to actively work against hierarchies of knowledge and to create space for ways of knowing that have been historically excluded.
We aim to support the development of research throughout the ATD: across Bachelors, Masters, PhD and postdoctoral levels. DAS Research welcomes engagement from all staff, students, tutors/coaches at the ATD, with any level of experience of research: from those who are just beginning to explore themselves as researchers to established researchers.