Since gaining my PGCE at MMU in 1996, I have taught Drama
and Theatre Studies in schools across Greater Manchester. I have also held a
number of management positions, including the post of Assistant Head of Sixth
In 2014 I completed an MA in Theatre and Performance at The University of
Manchester. I also had my article, Girls bodies, Drama and Unruliness,
published in Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance.
I am currently a Drama Tutor on the PGCE Secondary Drama course. I also deliver the Drama component on the BA Primary Education course.
I am currently involved in the RKE programme within the Faculty of Education. My area of focus is trainee teachers’ perceptions of the profession prior to commencing initial teacher training, and how this is influenced by in-school experiences and University teaching sessions. I also continue to be interested in the relationship between Drama Education and gender.
C. Pearce, J. Flynn, R. Patterson, A. Ramsay, G. Macrory (2019). Striking Encounters: Problematics With Experience, Reflexivity, and Learning. Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies. 19(5), pp.332-338.
A. Ramsay (2014). Girls' bodies, drama and unruliness. Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance. 19(4), pp.373-383.
R. Patterson, A. Ramsay, M. Chesterman (2019). Drama andSTEM. In: STEM in the Primary Curriculum. Learning Matters,
C. Hanley, H. Underhill, A. Ramsay, E. Overland, R. Patterson, et al. Exploring Higher Education: An investigation into teacher educators’ conceptualisations of learning in university. Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK,