Since 2010 the New Generation Thinkers scheme has been a chance for early career researchers to cultivate the skills to communicate their research findings to those outside the academic community.
Lucy's research centres on performance, gender, and mental health, ranging from German modern dance to Norway's black metal scene. She published her first book, Pina Bausch’s Dance Theatre, in 2018. She is particularly interested in the relationships between gender, sexuality, and the body, analysing the ways in which performance holds up a mirror to contemporary society. After completing her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Glasgow, Lucy taught at the Glasgow School of Art for several years, before taking up her current post at the University of Edinburgh.
"I'm delighted to have been selected as a New Generation Thinker by the AHRC and BBC," said Lucy, "It is an exciting, transformative opportunity to communicate my research beyond the world of academia, and it is a privilege to share this experience with a fantastic cohort of peers who are conducting such diverse and vital work."
Being one of the New Generation Thinkers includes working with BBC Radio 3 and a chance to develop a programme for the station. The AHRC also provides media training for Thinkers, and offers the possibility of working with BBC TV, speaking opportunities, and involvement with the AHRC-funded Being Human Festival.