Panayiota A. Demetriou

(a.k.a Yiota)

Objective: To pursue a successful academic career in arts and humanities by conducting valuable research, challenging and cultivating ideas. To contribute to the innovation of original ideas and knowledge, by encouraging the cross-fertilisation of academic fields and networks between practitioners and theorists.


2017               Higher Education Academy, FHEA

2012 – 2015 University of Bristol, Department of Drama PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies.

Thesis Title: An Exhibition of Hidden Stories: Investigating Methods of Staging and Performing Oral History Archives. Supervisors: Dr Paul Clarke, Dr Catherine Hindson

2010 – 2011 University of Hull, Scarborough Campus MA by Research in Theatre and Performance Studies

Dissertation Title: Young Voices: An Applied Theatre Project Aiming to Bridge the Gap Between Youth and Adults. Supervisor: Dr Aristita Albacan, Dr Andrew Head

2007 – 2010 Queen Mary’s University of London, Department of Drama BA (Hons) Drama

2006 – 2007 New York Film Academy, London Diploma in Filmmaking



  • Jan 2018 – Dec 2018   University of Bristol, Department of Theatre, Part-Time Associate Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies.
  • Oct 2016 – Jan 2018 Bath Spa University, Part-Time Lecturer College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) (Theatre, Digital/Creative Writing, Geography).
  • Dec 2012 – Dec 2015 University of Bristol, Department of Theatre, Assistant Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies (Modules: Performance Forms and Analysis, Performance Histories).


  • Sept 2015 – Sept 2018 Postdoctoral Research Assistant (0.5) for Making Books: Creativity, Print Culture, and the DigitalCentre for Research in Cultural and Creative Industries, Bath Spa University.
  • June 2016 – Aug 2016 Co-producer of Discord (conceived by artist Caitlin Shepherd), Sound installation commission by KCL & Somerset House.
  • Sept 2015 (-) Research Administrator, Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC), UWE.
  • May 2014 – June 2015 Theatre PG Representative, UoB, (organised weekly reading sessions, skill sessions and quarterly symposiums for PGR).
  • July 2013 – July 2014 Project Collaborator for Performance Studies International (PSi) Oral History Project, PSi Oral Histories – Performing the Memory of the Field.
  • Jan 2012 (-) Initiator and Artistic Director of non-profit Performance and Live Art Platform.


Fluent in English and Greek; full clean driving license; excellent knowledge of Mac and PC – Microsoft Packages, Adobe, and audio-visual editing software (Final Cut Pro), HTML and CMS.