Dr Rebecca Patterson is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is the Subject Leader for Drama on the Secondary PGCE programme. Her early career involved working in theatre and Theatre in Education.
She studied Law as an undergraduate followed by a PGCE in Drama with English. During her time as a high school drama teacher she gained a Masters in Performance Practice. She began working at MMU in 2005 and in 2016 she became a Doctor of Education.
Rebecca is also a qualified Yoga practitioner and her research focuses on and around pedagogies of practice associated with drama education with a particular interest new materialism, embodiment and embodied cognition.