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Lisa Moore

Pathway Leader: Performance: Comedy Practices


Lisa Moore is a Lecturer,actor and writer

After graduating with an honours degree from The  University  Manchester in 1992 she  began her  career as an actor / teacher /Director combining posts as  lecturer at The Oldham College and also as  artist in residence  with Oldham youth service where she  directed   various  projects,  ranging from  a short  touring  piece for Work Aids day, to producing and directing a community documentary(Opening Doors) which  highlighted  issues around  racism  and was inspired by the highly controversial Stephen Lawrence case .

Throughout  this time Lisa was also  a Jobbing actor and enjoyed various theatre TV and film  roles including Coronation St - Doctors - playing the field – Emmerdale, Heart Beat ,BBC radio 4 productions and several theatre roles.

Lisa joined Salford University in 2001 initially as a  freelance part time lecturer in characterisation –and Acting for the Camera.

She became a permanent part  time staff member in 2005 before commencing her MA in scriptwriting for TV and radio.

Whilst completing her MA Lisa  took on the role of  script development officer for'Rainy city'  - an independent Manchester based film production company, where her role was to help develop new writing talent, as well as  liaising with some of the countries most prestigious directors.


Lisa is currently the pathway  Leader for the

BA(HONS) Performance: Comedy Practices

She is module co-ordinator for scriptwriting for  TV  and 21st century Theatre Acting/Reactions to nauturalsim.

She also teaches TV acting

Lisa  assists in the co ordination of   the graduating students' Performers' showcase, which has increasingly raised the University's profile in the arts and entertainment industries as a source of outstanding talent. She is  instrumental in forging and maintaining links with the comedy industry and  additionally assists in the marking and overseeing of MMP'S  popular Stand-up comedy  Module.

Research Interests

Lisa is in the first year of  her PhD and  is researching women in comedy -titled

'women in comedy-don't make me laugh

 Lisa's  research interests are wide-ranging, and include Theatre as a social, political and educational  tool – she  has  a long history of  involvement  with Both TIPP(Theatre in prisons and Probation) and The Blue room (men who are at risk of sexual exploitation)  her roles here  have been as both Facilitator and actor and have resulted in some groundbreaking work within the area of mental health and also  within the homeless community.

She is currently in talks with greater Manchester Police regarding the creation of a  toolkit of performance pieces relating to crime prevention.

She is very committed to working  with  and maintaining close links with the immediate community and is passionate about involving undergraduates within this area of her work. she believes wholeheartedly  that Theatre and related arts has the power to transform peoples lives.

In terms of other research interests Lisa is  currently working alongside colleaugue  Dr Richard Talbot from the performance division  -The project is a collaboration with  the School of Nursing and Midwifery  researching ideas around an interdisciplinary study on nurse education and actor training.

Other projects include working on an idea for a comedy radio drama.

Qualifications and Memberships

BA Hons University of Manchester (victoria)

MA Script writing for TV and Radio