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Mrs Anna McNamara


Director of Learning and Teaching, Programme Leader for BA Theatre (Conversion Course by Distance Learning), GSA
MA Ed, SFHEA, FRSA

Academic and research departments

Biography

Biography

Anna McNamara is Director of Learning and Teaching at the Guildford School of Acting, University of Surrey.  She trained in Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting before moving into teaching full time in 2001, gaining an MA in Education.  She is currently researching a PhD in Actor Training through the University of Birmingham.  In 2017 she was awarded the University of Surrey Vice Chancellor’s award for Teacher of the Year.  Anna is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. 

Research interests

Anna is currently researching her PhD in Actor Training with the University of Birmingham investigating Creative Learning and Teaching in the Conservatoire.

Teaching

Contextual Studies, Theories of Performance, Pedagogy, Choreography, Tap, Ballet.