Ellen teaches theatre production, applied drama/theatre and dramatherapy at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. Her current research pivots around how practicing drama and theatre can promote good health and experience of coherence for individuals and communities. Fitzmaurice Voicework has gradually become a research interest, in particular its impact in acting and role exploration for stage and in life. Previously, Ellen has a career as stage director, dramaturge and drama educator in multiple artistic, educational and social contexts in Norway and Denmark. She is also a dramatherapist with a keen interest in endorsing voicework in dramatherapy and applied theatre practices. Ellen has published several articles, written plays and contributed to books on drama, theatre and dramatherapy. She is 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.