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Alison Woodward

Deputy Director, University of Chichester Conservatoire
Programme Coordinator - BA Hons Acting for Film and BA Hons Music

Alison Woodward


I currently work as Deputy Director in the University of Chichester Conservatoire.  My role encompasses a broad range of responsibilities and embraces an overarching focus on the quality of the student experience within all Programmes in the Conservatoire.  I also support a large number of Associate Lecturers who deliver teaching across approximately 28 degree programmes and oversee the delivery of one-to-one lessons.  I coordinate various Music-related degree programmes as well as the Acting for Film provision.

Prior to my work with the University, I worked for the London Borough of Redbridge and the West Sussex Music Services as Staff Development Tutor, Leader of the Chichester Music Centre, Woodwind Tutor, Ensemble Coach and Bassoon Specialist.

I also freelance as a Performance Adjudicator and as a bassoonist, regularly performing in a variety of orchestral and chamber ensembles and have recorded for several films, one of which won the Caligari Prize in the Berlin Film Festival.

PhD Research:

My PhD research is on ‘A Narrative Exploration of Experiences Post-Trauma’ and focuses primarily on areas associated with post-traumatic growth.


My research is supervised by:

  • Dr Melissa Day – Director of Studies
  • Prof Antonina Pereira
  • Dr Ian Tyndall

Other department members

Abi Mortimer
Senior Lecturer, Contemporary Dance
Alison Bell
Assistant Administrator
Alonso Mendoza-Moreno
Alonso Mendoza-Moreno
Associate Lecturer - Instrumentalist

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