Paul Christie

Job Title and Responsibilities

Co-Course Leader Drama with Rob Marsden
Senior Lecturer and Teaching Excellence Fellow

About Me

I trained on the BA Acting Degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland before going on to work extensively as a professional actor for ten years performing across theatre, television and radio. Following this I undertook a further years training as a theatre director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before going on to work as a freelance director and lecturer.

I have combined directing with the teaching of acting for several years and am committed to exploring and deepening the experiential nature of the craft of acting alongside the development of a more collaborative relationship between actor and director in the rehearsal room.


BA Acting (RCS)
Dip Directing (RADA)
PGCHPE (Staffordshire University)

Professional Memberships and Activities

Fellow of the HEA


Acting and Directing
Experiential Rehearsal Methods

Enterprise and Commercial Activities

As a producer I founded a small scale touring theatre company in Scotland with which I produced three shows receiving Arts Council and Lottery funding. I have also produced and directed for film.

Research Interests

Acting and Directing with a particular emphasis on the work of Nikolai Demidov and experiential rehearsal and actor training methods.
Selected Publications
The What Happened of Experience, Stanislavski Studies, 2015
How for the Hands, Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, 2018

Current Teaching

The Russian Connection Production
Explorations in Acting
Staging the Classics
Heightened Text
Play Production
Applied Theatre


Paul Christie
Senior Lecturer and Teaching Excellence Fellow
Staffordshire University
Flaxman Building
College Road
t: +44 (0)1782 294761