Our Advisory Group is comprised of a group of experts in their areas (dance, law, accessibility, disability and performance studies). The Advisory Group attend team meetings and offer comments and advice on how we move the project forward.

Our first Advisory Group meeting was held at the Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE), Coventry University on 10 June 2013 with our second being held on 26th November 2013.

The date of our next Advisory Group meeting will be 29th September 2014. Location to be confirmed.

Please contact us if you require more information on the advisory group meetings.
  • Dan Daw completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts at the Flinders University Drama Centre in 2004. He joined Restless Dance Company in 2002 and in early 2006, Dan danced with UK company FRONTLINEdance in their 5th AnniversaryTour and in 2007 he performed with Scottish Dance Theatre as Guest Dancer in Adam Benjamin’s Angels of Incidence for their Spring Tour. In 2007/2008, Dan worked with Kate Champion’s Force Majeure performing in The Age I’m In for the 2008 Sydney and Adelaide Festival’s. 2009 saw Dan produce his first solo work, CRUSH, in partnership with balletLORENT and Dance City. He joined Candoco Dance Company in 2010, performing repertory pieces by Wendy Houstoun, Nigel Charnock, Sarah Michelson, Raphael Bonacella, Rachid Ouramdane, Trisha Brown and Javier de Frutos.

  • Dr Catherine Easton is a lecturer at Lancaster University School of Law. Her research focuses on access to technology for disabled people and the regulation of the Internet. She has published work in this area in a number of international journals and has recently completed the chapter on the law relating to website accessibility in the European Union Internet Law edition of Edward Elgar’s “Research Handbooks” series. Catherine has been invited to attend the United Nations’ Internet Governance Forum in Indonesia to speak as an expert on the Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability’s panel relating to Rights Issues for Disadvantaged and Indigenous Peoples. She is an Executive Member of the British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA) and holds the role of treasurer.

  • Smita Kheria is a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests are in using empirical research to address questions on copyright law and policy as to new types of creative content and to explore connections between Intellectual property law and new forms of property and culture through perspectives of creators and users.

  • Fiona Macmillan is Professor of Law at Birkbeck, University of London, and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Roma Tre. Her main area of interest is the relationship between copyright and cultural production, and her recent research has focussed on the relationship between copyright and community rights in culture and cultural heritage. She has extensive experience in working in interdisciplinary research groups, the most recent of which was the three year HERA funded research project on Copyrighting Creativity: Creative Values, Cultural Heritage Institutions and Systems of Intellectual Property.

  • Luke Pell works in between and on the edges of disciplines, in response to environment. Fascinated by detail, nuances of time, texture, memory and landscape. Noticing threads that weave between people and place, he creates intimate encounters in liminal spaces. Maker, curator and facilitator, his practice attends to notions of alterity, periphery, community and transformation. Alongside his own projects he collaborates with artists and organisations imagining alternative contexts for performance, participation and discourse.

  • Sita Popat is Professor of Performance and Technology at the University of Leeds. Her research is in the area of the body and technologies, and over the past few years she has choreographed with robots, avatars and digital sprites. She is author of 'Invisible Connections: Dance, Choreography and Internet Communities' (Routledge 2006) and co-editor of 'Performance Perspectives: A Critical Introduction' (Palgrave 2011). She is Associate Editor of the 'International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media' and she sits on the Board of Trustees for DV8 Physical Theatre.