Paul Johnson


Paul Johnson’s academic background is in both arts and sciences; his first degree was in Physics and Theatre Studies and his research has often explored the intersections and interactions between disciplines. He worked in Applied Theatre Research at the Centre for Applied Theatre Research at the University of Manchester, on projects investigating theatre in museums, and how performing arts can engage young people in issues around biomedical science (funded by the Wellcome Trust).

He has worked in theatre as a writer and stage director, as well as a variety of other roles from youth theatre workers to script reader for the Literary Department of the Birmingham Rep.

Paul Johnson has been an active member of SCUDD, the subject association for Drama, and was Vice-Chair from 2007 to 2010. He is on the Strategic Advisory Board of Arts Connect (the Arts Council England bridge organisation for the West Midlands), the Board of Chester Visual Arts, and is a Fellow of the RSA.

More information: