Staff profile

Dr Clive Holmwood

Senior Lecturer


Therapeutic Practice


College of Health and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


Derby Campus



Senior Lecturer MA Dramatherapy & Deputy Programme Lead Creative Expressive Therapies

Teaching responsibilities

Teaching across MA Dramatherapy and  BA Hons Creative Expressive Therapies

Professional interests

Research interests

Interdisciplinary connections between dramatherapy and drama education including historical development and inter-subjectivity.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I am a Health and Care Profession Council Registered Dramatherapist with 20 years post qualifying experience, having worked in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings with a very broad range of clients throughout my career. This includes adults and children with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, adults and children with severe mental health problems and older people with memory loss and dementia. I have specialized over the last few years in working with children in such areas as autism, ADHD and a range of learning disabilities and mental health problems, especially with children  in the looked after system who are unable or unwilling to communicate verbally.

Prior to this I have 10 years experience as a drama teacher ad facilitator.

International experience

Additional interests and activities

Recent publications

Edited Publications


Book - Sole Authored

Book Chapters