Dr Sarah Jane Dickenson is a playwright and academic, currently a Senior Lecturer in Drama & Creative Writing at the University of Hull. She is a National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
She explores the use of autobiography as a way of living in a fragmented, technological and global world. Experimenting with form as a way of realizing our complex relationships with memory and personal narratives, her work is produced in a variety of settings from community centres to theatres and she works extensively in participatory and community settings. Questions of engagement and empowerment are at the centre of her research practice.
She lives in Yorkshire with her family.