Keynote Speaker

Phil Jones, PhD

2013 Keynote Speaker:  Knowledge through Performance: Arts Based Research and Drama Therapy

Dr Phil Jones, Institute of Education, University of London, has held the roles of Director of Research and Reader at the University of Leeds, UK and visiting chair to Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.   His 'Drama As Therapy' (1996, 2007 Routledge) is, internationally, the most cited work on drama therapy (Google Scholar metrics 2013). Other volumes include, 'The Arts Therapies' (2005 Routledge), 'Rethinking Childhood' (2009 Continuum) and 'Rethinking Children's Rights' (2010 with Welch Continuum). His books on the arts therapies have been translated and published in China, South Korea and Greece. He is editor of 'Drama As Therapy 2: Clinical Work and Research into Practice' (2010 Routledge), 'Supervision of Dramatherapy' (2008 with Dokter Routledge), 'Children's Rights in Practice' (with Walker 2011 Sage),  'Childhood: Services and Provision' (2007 with Moss, Tomlinson and Welch Pearson) and is series editor for Continuum's 'New Childhoods'. Research articles have been published in many journals including the 'European Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy', 'Research in Drama Education', 'Counselling and Psychotherapy Research', 'The Arts in Psychotherapy' and 'Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy'.   He has given keynotes in many countries including South Africa, South Korea, the U.S.A., Italy, Greece, the Netherlands and, recently, at the prestigious Triennial  World Congress for Psychotherapy, Sydney, Australia.