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Dr Pauline Brooks

Dr Pauline Brooks

Telephone: 0151 231 5314

Biography

Dr Pauline Brooks is a Reader in Dance Performance and Pedagogy and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is Associate Dean (Quality) for the Faculty of Education, Health and Community. Her research focus is on telematic and intermedial performance, choreography and pedagogy. She has directed ten international telematic dance performance projects. She was Principal Investigator on a JISC funded international telematic performing arts project, Making Connections, involving dance and music with universities in the USA and Scotland (2014-15). In 2014 she was awarded the first Vice-Chancellor’s Medal for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at LJMU. Her development work in the area of dance and technology resulted in a LJMU Curriculum Innovation Award in 2009. In 2004 she was made a LJMU Teaching Fellow in recognition of her contributions to teaching and learning at the university.
TEACHING INTERESTS:
Choreography, performance and technology, screen dance, dance pedagogy, studio practice (contemporary technique), dance appreciation
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Intermedial and telematic choreography, performance and pedagogy. Reflective learning. Technology Enhanced Learning.

Degrees

2013, LJMU, United Kingdom, PhD, Dance
1988, Temple University, United States, MFA, Dance: Choreography & Performance
1982, London School of Contemporary Dance, United Kingdom, PG Cert Contemporary Technique & Choreography
1980, Aberdeen University, United Kingdom, PG Dip Psychology & Education
1979, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, PGCE (secondary) PE (major) English (minor)
1978, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, BA Joint Hons PE Sports Science and English Literature

Publications

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Brooks PA. 2015. Through the Fifth Wall: A new creative place for performing arts and pedagogy in LJMY Faculty of Education, Health and Community Annual Research Conference

Brooks P, Leaver F. 2015. New Locations for Learning: engaging students through creating LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference

Brooks P, Burton K, Ferguson P, Kahlich L. 2015. Making Connections: Through the Fifth Wall Jisc at Network Performing Arts Production Workshop, 5th European Network Performing Arts Production Workshop

Brooks PA, Kahlich K. 2009. New Frontiers for Aesthetic Pedagogy: Web-cam technology as a partner in creating new places and spaces for collaboration, SDHS Conference Proceedings ,, Society of Dance History Scholars “,Topographies: Sites, Bodies, Technologies

Brooks PA. Playing across the Pond: Intermedial Telematic Dance performance Play/Perform/Participate --‐ Intermedial Intersections. 2nd Bi--‐annual Conference of the International Society for Intermedial Studies

Brooks PA. Mutant beings: Two halves of a whole PechaKucha Higher Education Academy, Heroes and monsters extra-ordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities

Brooks PA. Dancing at the World’s Fair: Northern Ballet’s Production of The Great Gatsby Twelfth International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference

Brooks PA. Visceral and Virtual: multiple layering of perspectives and connections in intermedial telematic dance performances International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) WORLD CONGRESS

Brooks PA. Mutant beings: Two halves of a whole HEA: Heroes and monsters extra-ordinary tales of learning and teaching in the arts and humanities

Brooks PA. Using Video Conferencing creatively to develop international student collaboration LJMU University LTA Conference

Brooks PA. Choreographing the Narrative: Northern Ballet’s Production of The Great Gatsby LJMU EHC FAculty Research conference

Brooks PA. Mutant Beings: Two Halves of a Whole HEA Arts & Humanities Conference

Brooks PA. Dancing at the Worlds’ Fair: Northern Ballet’s Production of The Great Gatsby Twelfth International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference

Brooks PA. Using Video Conferencing creatively to develop international student collaboration LJMU Learninng & Teaching conference

Brooks PA. Dancing with the Net: videoconferencing as a means to creative collaboration in HE Networkshop 41 April 9-11 2013 Keele University

Brooks PA, Carr, DL, Leaver F. The Wild Bunch: Tales from the North West HEA Arts & Humanities Annual Conference. Storyville 13

Brooks PA, Tracy F. Reflective use of videos: Students as partners in design and development Learning & Teaching Conference 12 & 13 June 2012

Brooks PA. Collaborating and dancing across the Atlantic divide: How the Internet can bring students together into an international community Pedagogies of Hope and Opportunity:The Arts and Humanities Annual Conference, 2012.

Brooks PA. Pedagogy and Performance in a Telematic Performance Site none, Faculty Research Conference,

Brooks PA, Carr DL, Walton A. Enhancing students’ professional competency, employability and entrepreneurial skills through real-world project-based learning: The Student View Educating for the Real World: CETL Alliance

Brooks PA, Kahlich K. The Pond and Pedagogy: Time Zones, Virtualspaces and Performance Digital Resources for the Humanties and the Arts Conference: “Sensual Technologies”

Brooks PA. CETL Key note speaker -- Liverpool John Moores University TLA Conferemce,

Brooks PA. First Contact: Boldly using technology to teach dance across the Atlantic Divide Enhanced Learning and Teaching In H.E

Brooks PA. First Contact: Using Technology to Facilitate International Collaborative Enquiry into Teaching and Learning Informing the Curriculum:Celebrating the Importance of Research: LJMU Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure Research and Scholarly Activity Conference Programme

Brooks PA. First Contact: Boldly going where others should not seek to follow World: Facilitating Enquiry’ Learning through Enquiry: CETL Alliance Annual Conference

Brooks PA. Melding live and screen performance: so is it dance? Moves International Screen Choreography Conference

Brooks PA. Interface: Looking at bodies in live, filmed and digitised performance The Turn to Aesthetics; International Aesthetics Conference’

Brooks PA, Carr DL. Creating an undergraduate dance company: - how following a professional model to deliver WBL at Level 3 and integrating PDP as a Careers programme has enhanced students’ professional competency Liverpool John Moores University TLA Conference

Brooks PA. Interface: the development of live and digitised performance Liverpool John Moores University TLA Conference

Brooks PA. Juggling to Balance:the lecturer as artist, teacher, researcher and administrator in the 21st Century in H.E Finding the Balance: : Dance in Further and Higher Education in the 21st

Brooks PA. Choreographing Movement AND Sound: A Performance Project using Bodies and Soundbeam National Dance Association 'Dancing with the Mouse' Texas Style:

Brooks PA. Dancing in an interactive sound environment: moving with the SoundBeam National Dance Association International Conference Dancing with the Mouse’,

Brooks PA, Hardwick M. Gifts of Age - 12 Annual Women’s Conference

Brooks PA. For the Present - A Woman's View Through Dance Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Women's Conference .

Brooks PA, McMahon K. Women's Voices: A presentation through Dance National Women's Studies Conference, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

Book Reviews

Brooks PA. 2015. The Place of Dance: A somatic guide to dancing and dance making. By Andrea Olsen Wesleyan University Press, 2014. 288 pages; $29.95 (paperback); $23.95 (Ebook). Journal of Dance Education, 15 :164-165 >DOI

Chapters

Brooks PA. 2015. SEMANTIC WEB SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT REFLECTIVE LEARNING IN THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS Wankel, C. Emerging Web 3.0/Semantic Web Applications in Higher Education: Growing Personalization and Wider Interconnections in Learning IAP

Journal Articles

Brooks PA. 2014. Dancing Together:Two halves of a whole http://www.portalseer.ufba.br./index.php/mapad2/index, 1

Brooks PA. 2014. Performers creators and audience: co-participants in an interconnected model of performance and creative process Research in Dance Education, 15 :120-137 >DOI

Brooks PA. 2013. Dancing Across the Pond: Telematic Pedagogy and Performance Journal of Dance Education, 13 :12-22 >DOI

Brooks PA. 2012. Dancing with the Web: students bring meaning to the semantic web Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 21 :189-212 >DOI

Brooks PA. 2010. Creating new spaces: Dancing in a telematic world International Journal of Performing Arts and Digital Media, 6 :49-60 >DOI

Brooks PA, Kahlich L. 2009. Reflections on a two-year joint international project using web-cam technology to create new opportunities for student choreographic collaboration’’ Innovations In Practice, 2 :41-48

Brooks PA. 2008. Remediation of Moving Bodies: Aesthetic Perceptions of a Live, Digitised and Animated Dance Performance’ Culture Language and Representation Cultural Studies Journal of Universitat Jaume, 6 :85-100 >DOI

Posters

Brooks PA, Carr DL, Walton A. 2010. Enhancing students’ professional competency, employability and entrepreneurial skills through project-based learning, LJMU ‘Learning for a Complex World’,

Brooks PA, Carr DL, Walton A. 2010. Enhancing students’ professional competency, employability and entrepreneurial skills through real-world project-based learning Surrey University, ‘Educating for the Real world’,

Brooks PA. 2009. Boldly going: Online Connected International Learning Communities LJMU TLA Conference,

Performances

Brooks PA, Kahlich L, Burton K, Dempster K. 3 and 10: Across the Pond >Link

Brooks PA, Kahlich K, Burton K, Dempster K. Distant Voices

Brooks PA, Kahlich L, Ferguson P, Burton K, Dempster K. Making Connections: Networked Performance in dance and music

Brooks PA, Kahlich L, Burton K. Making Connections

Brooks PA. Extended Bodies

Brooks PA. Extended Bodies: International Telematic Dance Performance

Brooks PA, Kahlich L. Pushing the Wave

Brooks PA. Bing, Bang, Bong! International Telematic Dance Performance

Brooks PA. Bing, Bang, Bong! International Telematic Dance Performance

Brooks PA. Travels and Tracings >Link

Brooks PA, Kahlich L. Woven Space Across the Pond,

Brooks PA. Watching

Brooks PA. Interface 3

Brooks PA. Interplay

Brooks PA. International Telematic dance performance

Brooks PA. International Telematic dance performance

Brooks PA. International University Dance Student Concert

Brooks PA. International Telematic dance performance

Brooks PA. Interface 3

Brooks PA. Interface 2

Brooks PA. Interface,

Brooks PA. Revival:

Brooks PA. Faces of the Forest

Brooks PA. Faces Of The Forest.

Brooks PA. For the Present

Brooks PA. Lady Slane

Brooks PA. Ariel Bridges,

Brooks PA. Stream of Conscience

Brooks PA. Celtic Cry

Brooks PA. What You Will, nexus Dance Theatre

Brooks PA. Moonshadow,

Brooks PA. One after Vivaldi (revised 1988 as Springald), Nexus Dance Theatre

Brooks PA. Streetwalkin', funded by Aberdeen University (revised to Swan Pond in 1988 for Clarion University Dancers).

Brooks PA. Jeunesse

Brooks PA. To a Dancer

Other

Brooks P, Kahlich LC, Pierre-Louis B, Walton A. LJMU Research-In-Action Day, St George's Hall, Liverpool Telematic Performing Arts - linking students around the world using videoconferencing

Brooks PA. Invited Panel Chair: From Stage to Screen:

Brooks PA. Invited Screendance Panel Member Moves 10: International Festival of Movement on Screen

Brooks PA. Invited Speaker: Moves 11: International Festival of Movement on Screen

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Vice-chancellor's Award & Medal for for Excellence in Teaching Innovation, Awarding body: VC LJMU

Award title: Learning & Teaching Award: Dance Programme Team, Awarding body: LJMU

Award title: Curriculuma Innovation Award, Awarding body: LJMU

Award title: Faculty Sabattical, Awarding body: Faculty of ECLm LJMU

Award title: CETL Sabattical, Awarding body: LJMU

Award title: CETL Sabattical, Awarding body: LJMU

Award title: CETL Sabattical, Awarding body: LJMU

Award title: CETL Sabattical, Awarding body: LJMU

Award title: TLA Innovation & Development Award, Awarding body: LJMU

Award title: University Teaching Fellowship, Awarding body: LJMU

Award title: TLA Award for Dance & Technology, Awarding body: Faculty of ECL, LJMU

Award title: TLA Award for Dance & Technology, Awarding body: Faculty of ECL LJMU

Conference organisation:

Conference name: “Widening the Concept of Community”. Community Dance Scotland, Position: Organiser and Chair

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Moving online/going global: creative collaboration from a distance. co-presenter Carr, D., Conference title: Sustaining the Discipline: Embedding the right to dance in the C21st., Place/location of conference: Jointly hosted by Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds Beckett University and University of Leeds, Presentation type: Other

Title of presentation: Making Connections: Dance and Music Telematic Project -- interactive session. Co-presenters Kahlich, L; Pierre-Louis, B., & Walton, A., Conference title: LJMU Research in Action Day, Place/location of conference: St George's Hall, Liverpool, Presentation type: Other

Title of presentation: Blending the Traditional with the Innovative - making theatre global, Conference title: IFTR/FIRT Internatioal Federation of theatre Research conference, Place/location of conference: University of Stokholm, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Choreographing the Narrative: Northern Ballet’s Production of The Great Gatsby, Conference title: Adaptation and Dance, Place/location of conference: Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University,, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Editorial boards:

Publication: Journal of Critical Arts, Position: Reviewer, URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rcrc20

Publication: Research in Dance Education, Position: Peer Reviewer, URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14647893.2014.891846#.U7_qK6jjjIU

Publication: Journal of Dance Education, Position: REview Board, URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujod20/current

Publication: Innovations in Practice, Position: Editor

Publication: Innovations in Practice, Position: Editorial Board, URL: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/ECL/mentor/92936.htm

External collaboration:

Institution: Merseyside Dance Initiative, Collaborator: Karen Gallagher, MBE, Artistic Director

Institution: IJAD Dance company, London, Collaborator: Joumana Mourad, Artistic Director

Institution: Northern School of contemporary Dance, Collaborator: Darren Carr, Director of Studies

Institution: Edinburgh Napier University, UK. Music Department., Collaborator: Dr. Katrina Burton Dr Ken Dempster Dr Paul Ferguson

Institution: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, Collaborator: Professor Luke Kahlich

Institution: Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. Dance Department, Collaborator: Professor Luke Kahlich

External committees:

Committee name: Board, Organisation: Community Dance Scotland, Position: Convenor

Committee name: Board, Organisation: Scottish Youth Dance Festival, Position: Chair

Committee name: Board, Organisation: Scottish Youth Dance Festival, Position: Board Member

Committee name: Board, Organisation: Standing conference on Dance in Higher Education, Position: Treasurer

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: Edinburgh Napier University, Award student examined for: MPhil, Thesis title: Distributed Music over High Speed Research Networks

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Senior Fellow, Organisation: HEA

Industrial connections:

Company: Merseyside Dance Initiative, Position or project: Board Member

Media Coverage:

Links #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mnYhwwfFOE&feature=player_embedded, Media coverage: Talking Heads - Liverpool Biennial 2012

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, International Federation Theatre Research

Member, Society of Dance History Scholars

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Member, Dance UK

Member, Foundation for Community Dance

Other invited event:

Title of event: Jisc Digifest 2017, Location: International Covention Centre, Birmingham, Description: Invited guest speaker: Paper entitled: Dancing from a distance, two halves of a whole: international collaboration in teaching and learning through videoconferencing This presentation will introduce how exploration in pedagogical practice in dance and music has been ‘boldly going’ into the unknown, exploring new frontiers for learning and teaching. By inhabiting a space that Rubidge (2012, p 23) describes as one “in flux, space characterised not by consistency and stability but by variation, [a] space that is achieved through a continuous interplay through vectors.” The ‘vectors’ in this instance are the global space linked by video conferencing systems through the Internet and identified through the projector screen, and the local space defined by the physicality of the studio theatre. Playful experimentation with the ‘magic’ of technology has brought students together into a global creative, collaborative learning community to become ‘two halves of a whole’. Drawing on some of the ten years of dance and music projects with students from universities in Liverpool, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale and Edinburgh, the presenter will share how performance-led investigations have explored the potential of video conferencing technology as a tool for creating new learning and teaching environments, as well as to ascertain its potential for creating communities of learners between university students who, for reasons of time and distance, would not normally have opportunities for international learning.

Title of event: From Stage to Screen:, Location: Chester Town Hall, Description: Invited Panel Chair: From Stage to Screen: Performing Arts Network & Development Agency with Chester Performs

Title of event: International Festival of Movement on Screen, Screendance Panel Member, Location: Blue Coat Arts Centre, Liverpool, Description: Invited Screendance Panel Member at Moves 10: International Festival of Movement on Screen, Liverpool

Title of event: Campus Moves: Presentation for International Festival of Movement on Screen,, Location: Blue Coat Arts Centre, Liverpool, Description: Invited Guest Speaker: Campus Moves: 'Travels & Tracings 2011: International Telematic Dance', Moves 11: International Festival of Movement on Screen, Liverpool

Other Professional Activity:

Describe the Professional Activities: Member of LJMU Academic Board From September 2015

Describe the Professional Activities: Guest Lecturer Florida State Unviersity Dance Department, Graduate Department Dance & Technology-- Telematic and Intermedial Dance April 2015

Research Grants Awarded:

Visimeet IOCOM UK, 3 and 10: Across the Pond. An international exploration of dance and music devising & performing, Kahlich, L; Burton, K., & Dempster, K., Grant value (£): in kind sponsorship £3,000, Duration of research project: 6 months

National Academics and Creatives Exchange, Staying Vital (The creative shift from social mover to creative performer), Merseyside Dance Initiative, Grant value (£): £5,000, Duration of research project: 6 months (part-time)

National Academics and Creatives Exchange, Developing Sensography (Triple Choreography), Joumana Mourad, IJAD Dance Comapny, Grant value (£): £5,000, Duration of research project: 3 months

LJMU EHC Free Capacity Research Fund, LEAP: Learning Embodiment through artistic practice in real and virtual environments., Darren Carr, Director of Studies Northern School of Contemporary Dance; Jouman Mourad Artistic Director IJAD Dacne Company, Grant value (£): £5,000, Duration of research project: 5 months

Visimeet IOCOM, Creating from a Distance: trialling Visimeet Videoconferencing software for useability, Dr L Kahlich, NSU, Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA; Dr K Burton & K Dempster Edinburgh Napier University, Grant value (£): £9000 --Visimeet in kind -- 3 institution licences & support, Duration of research project: 3 months

JANET, Making Connections, Professor Kahlihc, NSU, Dr K Burton & Dr P Ferguson Edinburgh Napier University, Grant value (£): £10,000, Duration of research project: Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

JISC, Ontologies and Folksonomies in Contemporary Dance Education, Proejct lead: Professor P. Carmichael, Grant value (£): £49,927, Duration of research project: 1 year

HEA, Enhancing professional competency and Employability through Real-World Project-based Learning, Darren Carr, Angela Walton, Grant value (£): £7,500, Duration of research project: 10 months

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: Post Graduate Certificate of Education