Katy Tozer

Position: Programme Leader for MA Dramatherapy

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Therapeutic Practice

Subject area: Therapeutic Practice

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Programme Leader for MA Dramatherapy

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on several modules on the MA Dramatherapy including the Dramatherapy Experiential Group, Arts Therapies Theories and Research in Relation to Practice One & Two and the Clinical Placement modules.

In addition, I also teach on the Creative Expressive Therapies BA on modules such as Expressive Drama and Working Creatively with People Two.

I am also a supervisor for students undertaking their Independent Scholarships.

Professional interests

My clinical experience is largely working in mental health services with children and families; however I has experience in working with a wide range of client groups including adults experiencing psychosis, people with learning disabilities and people diagnosed with eating disorders. 

Research interests

I have a particular interest in working with groups and am the module leader and facilitator for the Dramatherapy Experiential Group.

My other research interests include arts-based research methodologies, the role of drama in teaching and education and experiential learning methods.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a HCPC Registered Arts Therapist (dramatherapist) as well as a full member of BADth (British Association of Dramatherapists).

I'm also a member of the BADth Training Sub-Committee.


  • Foundation in Group Analysis (Ongoing)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • MA Dramatherapy
  • BA (Hons) Drama and Film Studies

Recent conferences

  • Bird, D. & Tozer, K (2016) Towards a drama therapy pedagogy: an a/r/tographic study using dramatic improvisation, Paper Presentation at the European Federation of Dramatherapy Conference, Bucharest
  • Bird, D. & Tozer, K (2015) Shifting HE Cultures: Exporting Dramatherapy pedagogy and teaching practice to non-arts subject areas, Paper Presentation at the ECArTE (European Consortium for the Arts Therapies in Education) Conference, Palermo

Additional interests and activities

My interests in the theatre include the theories of Grotowski, post-dramatic theatre and immersive theatre such as the work of Punchdrunk Theatre Company and Complicite. I also enjoy working with improvisation using forms such as Playback Theatre.

International experience

I have experience in teaching abroad in Belgium, Slovenia and Spain.

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