Dr Lyndsay Muir

Lyndsay Muir is the secondary PGCE drama specialist tutor and lead for equity, diversity and inclusion week, as well as contributing to the teaching of undergraduate 'applied' drama, particularly in the areas of theatre and drama in education. She is a graduate of Durham, Birmingham (UCE) and Manchester Universities. Her background is in applied drama, and she has worked in all phases of education, as well as in the creative industries and training sectors. Lyndsay’s PhD thesis was titled 'A Teacher's Progress - passing as a professional' and her research interests include teachers’ professional identities, gender and sexuality, and drama praxis.


Lyndsay teaches modules in each of the first, second and third year undergraduate courses, including Theatre History in a social context, Site-specific theatre, Educational Drama and placement mentoring. She is the subject specialist for the PGCE Secondary Drama course.

Lyndsay is collaborating on research around Trans+ inclusion in secondary PE, Sport & Dance and is a founding member of the BGU Special research interest group - BRiDgE - Base for Research on Inclusion, Diversity and Equity.

Lyndsay undertakes consultancy work in arts education, applied drama & creative business. Previous projects include Artsmark with TMC (The Mighty Creatives) and the NHS: Communications Skills training through drama with Medical GPs and GP Trainers.

Lyndsay’s MA thesis was published as a monograph by Trentham Books in 1996: ‘New Beginnings: Dorothy Heathcote & Bertolt Brecht, A comparative study’.

Student teachers’ beliefs about diversity: analysing the impact of a ‘diversity week’ during Initial Teacher Education

A Teacher's Progress - professional identity development, gender transition and drama praxis