Aylwyn Walsh has worked in prisons in South Africa and the United Kingdom for over fifteen years and runs Converge, a project with mental health service users in Leeds. She is programme leader of the MA in Applied Theatre and Intervention at the University of Leeds’ School of Performance and Cultural Industries. Previously, she was a senior lecturer at the University of Lincoln’s School of Fine and Performing Arts. She has recently worked on projects including the Arts of Logistics about the politics and poetics of infrastructures, counter-logistics and mobility. Her forthcoming book relates to prison cultures, mapping performance, resistance and desire in women’s prisons (Intellect). She has also published about arts and health research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance as well as prison and performance in Crime, Media, Culture, the Contemporary Theatre Review and the Prison Service Journal, and about her own prison practice in Liminalities.