Ellen teaches theatre production, applied drama/theatre and drama therapy at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. Her current research pivots around how drama/theatre practice can promote good health and resilience for individuals and communities. At the Freedom & Focus conference 2018, she presented her performance as research (PAR) project IN FRONT OF ME, an auto-ethnographical study into the transformative potentialities of Fitzmaurice Voicework. Before entering academia, Ellen had a career as a stage director, dramaturge and drama educator in multiple artistic, educational and social contexts in Norway and Denmark. She is a trained drama therapist with a keen interest in endorsing voicework in therapeutic and educational theatre practices. Ellen has published several articles, written plays and contributed to books on drama, theatre, and drama therapy. From 2016-2018 she was on the Editorial Board of the Voice and Speech Review.
Clinical training: Arts therapist (drama), Member of the British Association of Dramatherapists.
MA Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London; BA University of Copenhagen; MPhil University of Oslo.