Emma Meehan is associate professor in dance at Coventry University. She is the principal investigator for the Somatic Practice and Chronic Pain Network (AHRC); and was co-investigator for Sensing the City (AHRC). Recent publications include ‘Moving with pain’ co-authored with Bernie Carter in Frontiers in Psychology (2021) and ‘Moving and mapping’ co-authored with Natalie Garrett Brown in Urban Sensographies (ed. Whybrow, Routledge, 2020). Emma has edited several collections including Performing Process (2018) with Hetty Blades and Dance Matters in Ireland (2018) with Aoife McGrath. Current research interests include dance and somatic practices in performance; movement and chronic pain; place dance practice; and cross-cultural dialogue through movement. She is working with the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group for JDSP and is interested in supporting early career researcher contributions to the journal.