Christine Margaret Poulter

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Drama, Creative Arts


Publications and Further Research Outputs

Poulter C, Playing The Game: A Drama Workshop Guide , 2nd, Houndmills, Palgrave, 2018, 1 - 267ppBook, 2018

C Poulter, Knitting at the purly gates: Miss Marple as tricoteusee, Criminal Heritage: Crime, Fiction, and HistoryLeeds Beckett University5.9.17, 2017Conference Paper, 2017

C Poulter, Now you see me - now you don't: Collaboration and cloaks of invisibility, Conversations on CollaborationsWaterford IT22-23.04.16, 2016Conference Paper, 2016

C Poulter, Telling Tales ... when the story-tellers are the story, Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative 9Oxford - Mansfield College10-12.07.2016, 2016Conference Paper, 2016

Poulter C, A cry from the heart : A WW1 stretcher-bearer and the cries that echo still .. , Aftermath: The Cultural legacies of WW1Arts & Humanities Research Institute, King's College London 21-23 May 2015, 2015Conference Paper, 2015

Poulter C, Agatha Christie Swept Under Her Carpet: Domestic Detail and TV Adaptation , Agatha Christie: Hidden HorizonsUniversity of Exeter, UK13-14 April 2015, 2015Conference Paper, 2015

Poulter C, Acting? ... No way! ... : A practical consideration of disengagement, Meeting Minds: Ways of Engagement and Making Sense, TESIS Summer School Cowdray Hall, Midhurst. UK20-26 June, 2014, Dr Nicole Rossmanith,ESR Marie Curie Fellow in the TESIS ITN,Centre for Situated Action and Communication, University of PortsmouthInvited Talk, 2014

Poulter C, 'What if' - someone could speak for you and your fears?: a role for story and song for patients-in-waiting and those who will tend them' , 'Tell Me About' public lecture series 2013/14 School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCD24th April , 2014, Jeni Ryan, School of Nursing and Midwifery, TCDInvited Talk, 2014

Poulter C, "Always sweep in the corners!" : The removal of domestic clues and the domestic class in 'Agatha Christie's Poirot' , Queens of CrimeInstitute of English Studies, University of London12-13 June 2014, 2014Conference Paper, 2014 URL

Poulter C, Open the box! Sharing your research methods and findings with a wider world, 15th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference and Student Colloquium, 4 - 6 November 2014 Health, Wellbeing and Innovation: Recent advances in research, practice and educationSchool of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin4 - 6 November 2014, 2014Conference Paper, 2014

Poulter C, The Talking Shop - Stamsund 2012: an intergenerational, intercultural, international experiment in arts education, North of the Arctic Circle, Cultural Encounters and Northern Reflections WAAE Summit 2012University of Lapland, Roveniemi, Finland7-10.11.2012, 2012Conference Paper, 2012

Poulter C, Who Cares? : The Patient as Subject and Object: Using Theatre to Raise Concern, 2nd global conference: The PatientPrague, Czech Republic16-18.5.2012, 2012Conference Paper, 2012

Poulter C, The Dock Ward Story: Creating A Fiction To Hold The Facts, Belfast 1991, 1st global conference : StorytellingPrague, Czech Republic13-15.5.2012, 2012Conference Paper, 2012

Poulter C, Bells and Whistles: The Need for Escape Routes in Play, Making sense of : Play Mansfield College, Oxford, UK10-14.07.2012, 2012Conference Paper, 2012

Poulter C, "Now you see me, Now you don't "- Acknowledging Disengagement within Group Activities and the Use of Play to Re-engage., Creative Engagements: Thinking with children (7th global conference)Mansfield College, Oxford, UK4-6.07.2011, 2011Conference Paper, 2011

"Fair Play to ye" : Aspects of Actor-training as a paradigm for Developing Creativity, Compassion and Citizenship with Children and their teachers in, Elena Xeni , Creative Engagements with Children: Inside and Outside School Contexts, Vol 192 of At the Interface series: Education, 107- 117, , eBook, InterDisciplinary Press , 2011, [Poulter C]Book Chapter, 2011

The teacher as artist - the artist as teacher in, editor(s)Pádraig Ó Duibhir, Rory McDaid and Andrew O'Shea , All Changed? Culture and Identity in Contemporary Ireland (Cultúr agus Féiniúlacht in Erinn an Lae Inniu), Dublin, Duras Press, 2011, pp179 - 196, [Poulter. C]Book Chapter, 2011

Poulter C, Breaking the Silence and Getting the Picture, Bullying and the abuse of power (2nd global conference)Prague, Czech Republic8-10.11.2010, 2010Conference Paper, 2010

Poulter C, Back to life: the case of Mickey B, Crime Across Cultures: An Interdisciplinary ConferenceUniversity of Leeds9-10.09.2010, 2010Conference Paper, 2010

Poulter C, Making Sense of Silence: Theatre Techniques as a Way to Explore the Unsaid, The Said and The Unsaid Dept. of Foreign Languages, University of Vlora "Ismail Qemali" Vlore, Albania11-13.09,2010, 2010Conference Paper, 2010

Poulter C, Playing with pain: the need for guardianship in groupwork, New Theatre Quarterly , 23, 2007, p376 - 379Journal Article, 2007

Poulter C, Echo - The listening voice , The 14th World Congress 'Drama in education'Burg Schlaining, Austria11-17 April , 2003, AITA/IATA in cooperation with the Bundesministerium fir Wissenschaft, Bildung und Kultur (BMWBK),and Pedagogic Institute BurgenlandInvited Talk, 2003

Arts Council (Ireland), IETM Plenary 2001, November 2001, 2001, GalwayMeetings /Conferences Organised, 2001

Children of The Troubles in, editor(s)Sue Jennings , Dramatherapy Theory and Practice 3, Routledge, 1997, pp304 - 314, [Poulter C]Book Chapter, 1997

Poulter C, Playing The (Power) Game, Contemporary Theatre Review, 3, (1), 1995, p9 - 22Journal Article, 1995

Poulter C, Playing The Game, Palgrave, 1987Book, 1987

All Drama entries, Longman-Penguin Encyclopaedia, [Poulter C]Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc,

Poulter C, In-Visibility: Borrowing from Drama training to fast-track the welcome and soothe the sensitivity ... in/to third-level education, GUIDE (Galway University Integration through Drama and Education) Symposium National University of Ireland, Galway 31 January 2015, 2015Conference Paper, 2015

Poulter C, The Theatre and the Visual Arts in Ireland, Trajectories in Irish ModernismVisual, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Carlow3rd April, 2014, Curated by Catherine MarshallInvited Talk, 2014

Research Expertise

    • Title
      • Visions
    • Summary
      • The design and pilot of a cross-border schools exchange programme working with actors and painters for the Primary programme, actors and film-makers for the secondary programme. The aim of the project was to develop an arts-based exchange programme that would serve the peace-building mission of Co-operation Ireland. The project was also designed as a professional development and mentored apprenticeship for the artists, developing facilitation skills, project design and collaborative working practices. Teachers received induction and training as well as contributing to the evaluation and development of the model for year two and again for final evaluation.
    • Funding Agency
      • Co-Operation Ireland
    • Date From
      • 2003
    • Date To
      • 2005


    • Title
      • The Quest
    • Summary
      • The development of a model engaging village elders in the primary school local history programme,from which the children produced artwork which then formed the basis for commisioning a professional sculptor to create a sculpture for the school, reflecting the children's artwork. The sculpture was then interpreted by the children for visiting actors (The Questors) who then borrowed the sculpture in the summer holidays and developed a street theatre piece with teenagers from each of the 9 villages involved in the programme. The street theatre told the stories of the villages as it took an audience round the sculpture trail created by bringing all 9 sculptures to each village for their summer festival/fair.
    • Funding Agency
      • Down Community Arts
    • Date From
      • 1994
    • Date To
      • 1996

Alternative Modes Education; Arts in Education; Bilingual/Bicultural Education; Bullying; Children/Youth; Citizenship; Communications; Community Drama; Community/Outreach Programs; Conflict/Dispute Resolution; Continuing Professional Development; Cross-Cultural Studies; Cultural Diversity; Cultural Identity; Directing; Drama; Dramatic/Theatre Arts; Innovation in learning; Inter-Arts--Interdisciplinary Art Forms; Intercultural Communications; Interculturalism; International Education/Training; Irish theatre; Irish writing, poetry, Drama, cinema; Language Acquisition and Development; Leadership Development; Learning Motivation; Lifelong Learning; Multicultural Society; Nonverbal Communication; Oral History; Peace/Disarmament/Amnesty; Performing Arts; Play; Teacher Education; Visual Arts; Youth Development/Leadership

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Member Theatre Forum (Ireland)

Board member IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts))2002 – ongoing

Association of Drama Adjudicators2007 – 2015