Teaching


Rebecca is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and has extensive experience of teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses on a variety of practical and theoretical modules in University education settings.

Her specialist knowledge and expertise in sound, curatorial strategies, and performance informs and drives both her research and teaching practices. She has knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies including critical theory, aesthetics, and practice-based research.

Rebecca teaches Visual Culture, Contemporary Art Theory & Practice across the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) predominantly in relation to artistic research, sound art, and critical thinking.

Rebecca designed the specialist course ‘Gendered Soundings? Sound Art and Feminisms’ which brings her interest in sonic practices into dialogue with critical feminist theory. To date the course has run twice and was redesigned in 2020 for online delivery, to great acclaim. Alumni from the course have published work in peer-reviewed journals, had their practice accepted to prestigious platforms and been accepted onto international postgraduate study programmes on.

Rebecca has supervised undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations on a range of topics including gender, visual aesthetics, sound, art writing and fiction. She has also acted as internal examiner on a number of PhD thesis.

Rebecca has over 1000+ hours of teaching experience, including course organizer roles and personal tutoring in Higher Education Institutions. She has taught undergraduate, postgraduate, MSc, PhD students and supervised a number of dissertations and PhD thesis. She has written and proposed new courses, designing bespoke materials and assessments.

Undergraduate

Year 1 

Approaches to Visual Culture, University of Edinburgh 

Approaches to Theatre, University of Leeds 

Introduction to Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Edinburgh 

Studio Practices, University of Leeds 

Performance, Theatre and Music: Interdisciplinary approaches, University of Leeds 

Performance Project 1: From Text to Performance, University of Leeds 

Drama, Reading and Interpretation, University of Leeds 

Studying Theatre I, Aberystwyth University 

Studying Theatre II, Aberystwyth University 

Key Theatre Practices, Aberystwyth University 

Year 2 

Artistic Research 2, University of Edinburgh 

Critical and Cultural Theories of Contemporary Art, University of Edinburgh 

Art Now: Theories, Practices, and Institutions (course designer and course organizer, 130+ students & managing 4 tutors), University of Edinburgh 

Debating Dramaturgies, University of Glasgow (invited) 

Interpreting Theatre and Performance Histories, University of Leeds 

Creative Practice and Performance Contexts (course designer and course organizer, 100+ students, & managing 4 staff lecturers), University of Leeds 

Researching Theatre and Performance, University of Leeds 

Practices of Performance 3: Processes, University of Leeds 

Theatre, Society and Self, University of Leeds 

Contemporary European Theatre, Aberystwyth University 

Performance Composition, Aberystwyth University 

Theatre Production, Sunderland University 

Year 3 

Gendered Soundings? Sound Art and Feminisms (course designer and course organizer, online version written & delivered 2021) University of Edinburgh 

Contemporary Art in Digital Culture (course designer and course organizer), University of Edinburgh 

Artistic Research -Themes and Methods University of Edinburgh 

The Practical Essay, University of Leeds 

Independent Research Project, University of Leeds 

Performance Project, University of Leeds 

Processes of Performance 5: Independent Practice, University of Leeds 

Performance and Architecture, Aberystwyth University 

Year 4 (Scottish University system) 

Visual Culture Dissertation (10 x students per year 2019-2021), University of Edinburgh 

Postgraduate 

Master in Contemporary Art Practice (course designer and course organizer), University of Edinburgh 

Master in Contemporary Art Theory, University of Edinburgh 

Methods in Artistic Research, University of Edinburgh 

Themes in Contemporary Art, University of Edinburgh 

TPG Cultural Turns, University of Edinburgh 

TPG Methods, University of Edinburgh 

TPG Practices, University of Edinburgh 

TPG Visual Cultures 

Performance and Collaborative Enterprise, University of Leeds 

Performance Analysis and Project Design, Aberystwyth University 

Politics Media and Performance, Aberystwyth University 

Ways of Working, Aberystwyth University 

Writing Research Methods, Aberystwyth University 

Visual Culture and Performing Arts, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (invited) 

TPG Independent Research Project Supervision: Burlesque & Feminism, University of Leeds


PhD Supervision 

2021 – 2024 Second Supervisor for Federica Cologna (institutional scholarship) 

‘Art as Collective Action: Towards an Alternative Future for Democracy’ 

2017- 2020 First Supervisor for Naomi Pearce (SGSAH scholarship) 

‘Every Contact Leaves a Trace: A Forensic Feminist Investigation into Women Administrators, Gentrification and the Artist Studio’ (completed) 


PhD Examination as internal examiner

2021 ‘Women Artists and Still Life in London, Paris and the Spaces Between, 1900-1939’ 

External Examiner: Ruth Hemus 

‘Doing the Crease: Text as Subject in a Liberation of Folds’ 

External Examiner: Holly Pester 

‘Make Belief – The Art of Inventing Religion’  

External Examiner: Brian Catling 

2020 ‘Mouthwork: Public Address and Laboured Expression’

External Examiner: Catherine Grant 

2019 ‘I Don’t Know Where Paradise Is: Queer Paths through Museums and Libraries’ 

External Examiner: Mark Turner 

‘Mouthwork: Public Address and Laboured Expression’  

External Examiner: Tai Shani 

2018 ‘Workshops: Investigating and Developing Participatory Environments for Artistic Learning’ 

External Examiner: Emma Cocker 

‘Following Witches: Entanglement of Bodies in the Politics of Free Improvisation’ 

External Examiner: Lisa Busby