Derrick Cameron

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I studied Drama at Liverpool Polytechnic (BA) and University of Essex (MA). Before taking up teaching full time, I’ve been a playwright, script reader, postgraduate researcher, and part-time drama lecturer.


Black British Theatre

Research interests

Black British Theatre, British Political Theatre after 1968, Contemporary British Drama, Playwriting and Dramaturgy.


C19th and C20th drama; script analysis; British theatre industry and employability; playwriting; undergraduate research and dissertation supervision


'Tradaptation: Cultural Exchange and Black British Theatre'. In: Upton, Carole-Anne (ed. 2000) Moving Target: Theatre Translation and Cultural Relocation. (Manchester: St Jerome Press).
'The Performance of Pornography in Sarah Daniels' Masterpieces: Theatre, History, Ideology'. In: diatribe 8, Winter/Spring 1998/1999.
‘“Better a Bad Night in Toxteth': Black British Popular Theatre'. In: Ros Merkin (ed. 1996) Popular Theatres? (Liverpool: Liverpool John Moores University).

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020