Panayiota A. Demetriou

(a.k.a Yiota)


2017 Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

2011-2015 Ph.D. An Exhibition of Hidden Stories: Research into methods of staging and performing oral history archives

Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Bristol

2010-2011 MA by Research, Young Voices: an applied theatre project bridging the gap between youth and adults 

Department of Performance Studies and New Media, University of Hull

2007-2010   B.A. (Hons) Theatre and Performance Studies 

Department of English and Drama, Queen Mary’s University of London

2006-2007   Diploma in 35mm Film Production 

New York Film Academy


2018 – 2019     Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies 

Department of Theatre, University of Bristol

2016-present   Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA)

Research Centres:

Making Books – Creativity, Print Culture and the Digital

Culture and Creative Industries Research Centre

College of Liberal Arts (CoLA), Bath Spa University

2016-2017      Associate Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies

Department of Drama, Bath Spa University

2013-2014      Research Assistant (RA), Performing the Memory of the Field, PSi Oral History Archive

Performance Studies International (PSi), Shanghai Theatre Academy, China

2012-2015      Associate Lecturer and PGT in Theatre, Performance Studies 

Department of Theatre, University of Bristol


2018                    Workshop leader, Intersectionality – Say What???, Daegu Art Factory, Futurist Summer School, PSi.

2018-present     Co-Founder of CyArtHub (Digital networking platform for creatives in Cyprus).

2018                    Workshop leader, Creative Practice as Research, Bath Spa (Staff, PG training).

2017-present     Board Member of Futurist Advisory Board for Performance Studies International (PSi) Conference.

2016-2017         Exhibitions and Media Wall Producer, MIX Conference (Bath Spa University).

2016-2017         Erasmus + Research Fellow, and Participatory Arts Producer on project Sacred Spaces and the City: A  Mosque for Rome?, Tor Vergata University of Rome – Italy, and National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome.

2016                   Curator, Producer and Storyteller, Papernations and Bath Kids Literary Festival, UK.

2016                   Producer, and co-organiser of iDocs2016, at Watershed.

2015                   Assistant Producer on Caitlin Shepherd’s sound experience ‘Discord’.

2015–2016       Research Administrator for Digital Cultures Research Centre, UWE.

2014- Present  PI and Lead Artist on project Love Letters.

2012-Present   Founder and Artistic Director of Performance and Live Art Platform.

Reviewing and Advising

  • Global Performance Studies (GPS): The Journal of Performance Studies International (editorial advisory board for special issue 1.2, 2017 – present).
  • The Writing Platform (editorial advisor board, 2016 – present).

Funding bids

2018 AHRC ECR Highlight Notice ‘Inter-disciplinary Interface Innovation Leadership Fellowships’, project title: Women’s Stories of Diaspora (WSoD): Enabling intersectional curation via Augmented Reality (AR), Arts and Digital Storytelling, role: PI, Bath Spa University.

2017 AHRC & EPSRC  ‘Immersive Experiences’, project title: Urbanauts, role: CoI, Bath Spa and Birmingham Universities, Matter to Media, We the Curious, and Epson. 


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, knowledge of creative programming with Arduino, and Raspberry Pi, and cross-platform game development via Unity.