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Persephone Sextou

Dr Persephone Sextou is a reader in applied theatre at Newman University, Birmingham, and the director of the Community & Applied Drama Laboratory. She is a lead expert in interactive bedside performances for children during treatment and the author of Theatre for Children in Hospital: The Gift of Compassion (2016). Persephone hosted the Broken Puppet 3 symposium at Newman University in 2019. She is currently leading ‘RocketArts’ at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, NHS funded by BBC CiN and The Lottery Fund. Persephone is adjunct with Griffith University in Australia working on a study with NSW Sydney University and Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Contact: Newman University Birmingham, Genners Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 3NT, UK.