My Repository

Selected works

Worthington, N. M. & Sextou, P.  (2024): 'Theatre, disability and wellbeing: addressing best practice and creative outcomes across disabled and nondisabled communities through an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis', Arts & Health,
DOI: 10.1080/17533015.2024.2350505 To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.1080/17533015.2024.2350505 

Maagerø, L.H., Grainger, C., & Sextou, P. (2023), ‘Can arts-based interventions reduce children’s peri-operative anxiety in paediatrics? A discussion of representative studies’, Applied Theatre Research Journal, 11 (2), 141-154. https://doi.org/10.1386/atr_00081_1

Sextou, P. (2023), ‘Digital solutions to applied theatre in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’, in Dunjerovic, A. and Pravdic, I. (Eds) Digital Performing Arts. Participatory Practices in a Digital Age, University of Arts Belgrade, pp. 66-79. And Online: https://zenodo.org/records/7714356  

Grainger, C., Maagerø, L.H., & Sextou, P. (2022), ‘Health Through Arts: Connecting People & Communities, A Sidney De Haan Research Centre Webinar Series, Kent, UK, January–June 2022’. Journal of Applied Arts & Health. https://doi.org/10.1386/jaah_00108_5

Balfour, M; Cattoni J; Sextou P; Herbert A; Seear L; Lobwein G; Gibson M; Penton J, (2022) 'Future stories: co-designing virtual reality (VR) experiences with young people with a serious illness in hospital', Research in Drama [Online 2021] Education, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2022.2034496.

Sextou, P. (2022) Theatre in paediatrics: can participatory performance mitigate educational, emotional and social consequences of missing out school during hospitalisation?, Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performancehttps://doi.org/10.1080/13569783.2021.1940914 [Online 2021]

Sextou, P. (2021) Online arts-based educational resources for children in hospital: The Rocket-Arts project in response to COVID-19’. In Daykin, N. and Coulter, A. (Eds) Culture, Health & Wellbeing International Conference 2021 Proceedings, pp. 126-128. https://www.ahsw.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/CHW21-Conference-Research-Proceedings-June-2021-PDF.pdf 

Sextou, P., Karypidou, A. and Kourtidou-Sextou, E. (2020), ‘Applied theatre, puppetry and emotional skills in healthcare: A cross-disciplinary pedagogical framework’, Applied Theatre Research, 8:1,1, pp. 89-105 https://doi.org/10.1386/atr_00028_1.

Sextou, P. and Rolston, W. (2020), ‘Exploring methods of training the actor/puppeteer in healthcare: a Socratic dialogue’, Applied Arts and Health Journal, 11;1,2, pp: 171-176, https://doi.org/10.1386/jaah_00030_7.

Fisher, E., Astles, C., Purcell-Gates, L. and Sextou, P. (Eds.) (2020) ‘Applied Arts and Health on Puppetry, Object theatre and Health, Wellbeing and Disability’, Journal of Applied Arts and Health, Double Volume 1:11&12, https://doi.org/10.1386/jaah_00014_2.

Astles, C., Fisher, E., Purcell-Gates, L. and Sextou, P. (2020) ‘Broken Puppet Symposia’, Journal of Applied Arts and Health, Double Volume 1:11&12, pp. 200-207, https://doi.org/10.1386/jaah_00037_5.

Sextou, P. and Karypidou, A. (2018), ‘What does the actor need to perform in health care? Emotional demands, skills and competences’, Applied Theatre Research, 6:2, pp. 107-19, doi: 10.1386/art.6.2.107_1

Patterson, P. and Sextou, P. (2017), ‘Trapped in the Labyrinth’ – the use of symbolism, time and aesthetic distance in exploring the impact of mental illness through theatre’, Medical Humanities, 43:2, pp. 86-91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/medhum-2016-011094.

Sextou, P. and Smith, C. (2017), ‘Drama is for Life! Recreational drama activities for the elderly in the UK’. Text matters A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture, 7:7, pp. 273-290, https://doi.org/10.1515/texmat-2017-0015.

Sextou, P. and Hall, S. (2015), ‘Theatre & Community: Bedside theatre promoting child wellbeing in cardiac and cancer units’, Applied Theatre Research, 3:1, pp. 67-84, https://doi.org/10.1386/atr.3.1.67_1.

Sextou, P. & Patterson, P. (2014), ‘Theatre, Stigma and Society: Mental illness on stage’, The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, 9:1, pp.1-10, https://doi.org/10.18848/2326-9960/CGP/v09i01/1-10

Sextou, P. and Trotman. D. (2013), ‘Devised Drama, Shakespeare and Creativity; Practical work on Othello’s Pathos’, The International Journal of the Arts in Education, A section of the Journal of the Arts in Society, 7:1, pp.47-56, https://doi.org/10.18848/2326-9944/CGP/v07i01/36173.

Sextou, P. and Monk, C. (2013), ‘Bedside theatre and its effects on hospitalised children’s wellbeing’, Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 5:1, pp. 81-88, https://doi.org/10.1080/17533015.2012.712979.

Sextou, P. (2012), ‘Devising monologues on domestic violence for the development of inter-professional training and community support services’, Drama Research Journal, available through this 'researchgate' link.

Sextou, P. (2011), ‘The Pedagogy of Drama Supervision in Higher Education’, Brookes e-Journal of Learning and Teaching (BEJLT), 3:1, available through this 'academia.edu' link.

Sextou, (2011), ‘Drama Tickles Student Imagination and Verbal Expression’. In Coreil, C. (ed.) ‘The ‘X’ Point in Education: Where Imagination is Lost’, The Journal of the Imagination in Language Learning, 9, pp. 225-231, available through this  'academia.edu' link.

Sextou, P. (2008), ‘Anorexia and Teenagers; Applied Theatre and Health Education’, National Drama, 15:2, pp. 20-24.

Sextou, (2006), ‘A Theatre-in-Education Study of Multicultural Understanding in Hellas’, Youth Theatre Journal, American Alliance for Theatre and Education, 20, pp. 77-94 https://doi.org/10.1080/08929092.2006.10012588 .

Sextou, P. (2005), ‘A Response to “Educational Research Through Drama; presenting data and beyond’, Research in Drama Education, 10:1, pp. 74-80.

Sextou, P. (2005), ‘The Cocoa Smell Programme. Drama and social inclusion in primary schools’, National Drama, 13:1, pp. 13-18.

Sextou, P. (2003), ‘Theatre in Education in Britain: Current Practice and Future Potential’, New Theatre Quarterly (NTQ 74), XIX:2, pp. 177-188.

Sextou, P. (2002), ‘Drama Teacher Training in Greece: A survey of attitudes of teachers towards drama teachers’, Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 28:2, pp. 123-13.  

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