Christopher Marlow

Doctoral Researcher, Lancaster University

My PhD research is located within the Department of Educational Research (Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education) at Lancaster University, and explores the experiences of boys aged 8-18 years who dance in private sector, pre-vocational dance schools in England. In particular, I am interested in: why some boys choose to dance and what genres they choose; how these male dancers resist and challenge the dominant discourses around dance and masculinity; the experiences of homophobia and homohysteria among male dancers.
Other work includes:
2015- Research Associate, "Children and Young People's Experience of Gender", undertaken on behalf of the Office of the Children's Commissioner by a consortium from Cardiff, UCL Institute of Education, Brighton and Lancaster Universities (Professor Carolyn Jackson).
2016 - Research Associate, "Men in the Nursery: Impact (MiNi): Understanding the impact of male staff in the Early Years of Education", undertaken on behalf of Childbase Partnership (PI - Dr Jo Warin).
2016-2018 - Member of the Lancaster University Research Ethics Committee (FASS/LUMS).


  • 1988–present
    Examiner , UKA Dance
  • 1996–present
    Senior Examiner (Dance), UKA Dance
  • 2004–present
    Chief Examiner ( Drama), UKA Dance
  • 2013–present
    Doctoral Researcher , Lancaster University
  • 2001–present
    Adjudicator, British & International Federation of Festivals
  • 2001–2013
    Examiner, LAMDA
  • 1992–2003
    Principal Assessor, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama


  • 2001 
    London College of Music, LLCM
  • 2000 
    Victoria College of Music, FVCM
  • 1998 
    Oxford University , P G Diploma
  • 1995 
    Salford University , MA
  • 1990 
    Manchester University, PGCE
  • 1989 
    Manchester University, BA
  • 1983 
    UKA , Fellowship Diploma
  • 1982 
    IDTA, Licentiate Diploma
  • 1978 
    UKA , Associate Diploma


  • 2010
    Speaking Matters,
  • 2006
    A Guide to UKA Drama ,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    NWDTC Studentship
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, College of Preceptors
  • Member, Oxford Education Society
  • Member, Society of Teachers of Speech & Drama
  • Fellow, UKA Dance
  • Member, IDTA
  • Member, Awarding Organisations Committee, Council for Dance Education & Training
  • Life Member , Oxford Union