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Dr Paul Hurley FHEA

Academic Qualifications:

  • 2006-2010 - PhD ‘ Reconfiguring the Human: The Becoming-other of Performance’,

  • AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, University of Bristol / Arnolfini Gallery.

  • 2002-2003 - MA Fine Art (Time-based practice) Cardiff School of Art and Design.

  • 1997-2001 - BA (hons) (1st Class) Drama & Theatre Studies with Approved Year Abroad, University of Kent.

Employment:

  • Mar 2021 - Mar 2022 - Postdoctoral Researcher, Landscapes of Support: Farmer wellbeing and rural resilience through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Feb 2021 - Feb 2022 - Senior Research Fellow, Routes of Infection, Routes to Safety:Creative mapping of human-viral behaviours on the bus to understand infection prevention practices, University of Southampton.  

  • Feb 2020 - present - Research Associate, Inclusive design of post-Brexit Agri-Environmental policy:identifying and engaging the 'harder to reach' stakeholders, University of Sheffield.

  • Oct 2018 - Sept 2021 - Artist, Christian Ethics of Farmed Animal Welfare, AHRC, University of Chester.

  • Oct 2018 - Jun 2020 - Creative Public Engagement Consultant, Animal Research Nexus Programme.

  • Sept 2014 - Jun 2021 - Associate Lecturer, Visual Culture, University of West of England.

  • Sept -Dec 2019 - Senior Research Fellow, Human Geography, University of Southampton

  • Feb 2017 - July 2019 - Artist-in-Residence, Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, University of Bristol.

  • Apr 2016 - Feb 2017 - Research Fellow, Human Geography, University of Southampton.

  • Jan - Sept 2016 - Lead Artist, Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing, KWMC / Bristol Biennial.

  • Mar - Aug 2016 - Artist in Residence, Protein Pressures , AHRC Connected Communities.

  • Jul - Oct 2014 - Performance Curator, Paradise Lost , tactileBOSCH/Cardiff Contemporary.

  • Apr 2013 - Jul 2014 - Artist in Residence, Foodscapes, Southampton / UWE / AHRC.

  • Sept 2011 - Feb 2012 - Lecturer in Performing Arts, WAPA, Weston College.

Research Grants / Projects:

  • 2019 - Co-I - ‘Non-elite Environmentalisms in a Global Context - University of Southampton GCRF

  • 2018 - PI - ‘Creativity and Climate: Sharing knowledge about how creative practices can connect publics to environmental issues’ - AHRC Connected Communities Catalyst Fund

  • 2017 - PI - ‘ In Our Hands : Mapping Microbes film / app development’- NAMRIP EPSRC.

  • 2017 - Co-I - ‘The Life and Death of a Food Chicken’ - Brigstow Institute, University of Bristol.

  • 2016 - Co-I - ‘Fighting superbugs on the home front: becoming an ecological citizen in your bathroom’ - NAMRIP / EPSRC.


Selected Conference Presentations:

  • 2020 - ‘Walk this way: Participatory art with more-than-human communities’, Life with and without animals Conference, Derby.

  • 2019 - ‘When clickbait bites back: affect and public engagement in populist news coverage of geographical research’ , RGS-IBG  Annual Conference, London.

  • 2019 - ‘Sustainable diets, masculinities and environmental caring: Gendered understandings of movements towards sustainable agro-food practices across farming, retailing and consumption’, panel organiser, Nordic Geographers Meeting, Trondheim.

  • 2019 - ‘Has anyone felt sort of ashamed to say they’re vegetarian? Men’s experiences of eating less or no meat' (with Emma Roe) Invited talk at Wageningen University , Netherlands.

  • 2019 - ‘ Interspecies sex: queering performance with non-human animals’ , Queering Art History, NYU .

  • 2018 - ‘Reflecting on Man Food: a trio of artists, a couple of academics, community investigators and twenty-five men assemble to address masculinities and protein’ RGS-IBG, Cardiff .

  • 2018 - ‘ The Incidental Maverick: The Solitary Vegetarian and the Homosociality of Male Meat Practices.’ Protein Pressures and Carnivorous Crises: Human Health, Animal Welfare and the Global Growth of C19th and C21st Meat Markets, University of Exeter .

  • 2018 - ‘Does that Mean I have to hump Monica? The sexual dynamics of a human / nonhuman dog pack’, with Angela Bartram, Human-Animal Studies Conference Turku, Finland.

  • 2018 - ‘Walk like a man: Choreographing public encounters with participant voices in the Man Food audio walk ’, New Perspectives in Participatory Research Conference, UEA .

  • 2017 - Film, Masculinity and Angora Nights, panellist on Beacons, Icons and Dykons discussion as part of Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! Arnolfini, Bristol.

  • 2017 - Paper and interactive exhibits, NAMRIP Conference, University of Southampton .

  • 2017 - ‘Rehearsing the Laboratory’, Theatres of Contagion Symposium, Birkbeck .

  • 2015 - ‘Work and Art: How Artists Make a Living’ , University College of the Arts, Canterbury .

  • 2012 - ‘Actuating the anomalous: performance art’s negotiation with the secular spiritual in the work of Burden, Beuys and Kulik’ Performing Rituals Conference , Aberystwyth.

  • 2011 - ‘Shamanoid 2.0’, Who do we think we are? Representing the Human , RHUL.

Selected Publications:

  • 2022 - Hurley, P. and Roe, E., 'Researching masculinities and food protein practices: a trio of more-than-human participatory workshops’, Hierarchy and Inequality special issue, Qualitative Research journal.

  • 2022 - Hurley., P, Lyon, J. Hall, J., Little, R., Tsouvalis, J., White, V., Rose, D.C., ‘Co‐designing the environmental land management scheme in England: The why, who and how of engaging ‘harder to reach’ stakeholders’, People and Nature journal.

  • 2020 - Hurley, P., Hall, J., Lyon, J., Tsouvalis, J., Rose, D.C., Little, R. 'Inclusive design of post-Brexit Agri- Environmental Policy: Identifying and engaging the 'Harder to Reach' Stakeholders. An Empirical Study’. The Universities of Sheffield and Reading.

  • 2019 - Roe, E., Veal, C. and Hurley, P. ‘ Mapping Microbial Stories: Creative microbial aesthetic and cross-disciplinary intervention in understanding nurses’ infection prevention practices’, GEO.

  • 2016 - Contributor - The Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing Community Handbook, KWMC .

  • 2016 – Contributor - Buser, M. and Roe, E. ‘Becoming ecological citizens: connecting people through performance art, food matter and practices’, Cultural Geographies.

  • 2015 - Review: IBT15 Bristol International Festival: Night Songs, CCQ Magazine, Cardiff.

  • 2014 – Book Chapter: ‘Reflections of an incidental maverick‘, Para-Academic Handbook: A Toolkit for making-learning-creating-acting , Bristol: HammerOn Press.

  • 2014 - Book Review: Victoria Walters, Joseph Beuys and the Celtic Wor(l)d: A Language of Healing, Journal of Visual Culture , 13 (2), London: Sage.

  • 2014 - ‘“There is a veg man dancing in Knowle!” – an experiment in live art and participatory documentation in community-based settings’, KWMC , published online.

  • 2014 – ‘How to be a performance artist’, commissioned by Artquest , online.

Selected Creative Outputs:

  • 2021 - (de)Bordering, garden commission with Charli Clark, University of Bristol.

  • 2020 - D I S T A N C E D, Performance, Open Arts Ealing.  

  • 2019 - We Are Not A Single Species, SPACE Bristol, audio installation with multi-channel video.

  • 2019 – The Unreliable Naturalist , Galleri Majkens, Stockholm, artwork.

  • 2018/19 – The Mouse Exchange , public engagement activity devised in collaboration with the Animal Research Nexus Project, Universities of Southampton and Manchester.

  • 2018 – Man Food Toolbox, community workshop toolkit.

  • 2017 / 18 - Strange Newes, performance with Shaun Caton, Arnolfini Bristol, Chapter Cardiff, Turf Projects Croydon.

  • 2017 – In Our Hands, pedagogic film produced about antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings.

  • 2017 – Wash ‘n’ Watch, interactive hand washing and AV public engagement exhibit.

  • 2017 – Life and Death of a Food Chicken, public engagement exhibition, performance and workshop for Brigstow Institute, University of Bristol.

  • 2016 – Bathroom Jungle , interactive public engagement installation, Winchester Science Centre.

  • 2016 – Smart City Spectaculecture at At-Bristol, as part of Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing residency.

  • 2016 – Microbe Masquerade , interactive public engagement activity at Camp Bestival

  • 2014 - A Lexicon of Labour Movements , with Clare Thornton, artists’ book.