Fiona Bannon (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, UK where she teaches courses in research methods, performance, choreography and collaborative practice. Fiona is the current Chair of DanceHE, the representative body for dance in higher education in the UK. As the Chair of World Dance Alliance-Europe she is a member of the Global Executive of World Dance Alliance. Her career spans time working as a Dance Animateur in the UK and Australia, and Head of the School of Arts, University of Hull. Recent publications include a monograph entitled, Considering Ethics in Dance, Theatre and Performance.
Fiona Bannon Mind the GapSteps Towards Ethical Practice (stEP)
To embark on any discussion of ethics; an idea with no fixed identity, offering no universal givens, and existing in complex relations between people can encourage our use of doctrinary constructs. As we embark upon research projects we need to learn ways to accommodate the constancy of change in relation with the context we work in, the ideas we explore and those we work alongside. Ethical relations are lively; they exist beyond any written and approved plan and any institutional protocol for research. This is where ethics become interesting, this is where we have research practice and behaviour to explore.