Welcome to our new Schools Project Manager & Trustees!

We are excited to announce that Angela Smith will be taking up the post of Schools Project Manager with Eco Drama as of 10th May. Angela is joining us after 15 years as Learning Projects Manager at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow.

Emily Reid, Eco Drama’s Artistic Director said;

“Eco Drama are thrilled with the appointment. The organisation hasn’t been in a position to recruit a post like this since 2016-17, despite projects requiring it. We have had wonderful freelance staff supporting the organisation on an ad-hoc basis for the last few years when funding allowed it, but the goal has always been to appoint a third core staff member. We are grateful to now be in that position and the Schools Project Manager will be hugely beneficial to the organisation and its projects going forward.  We look forward to welcoming Angela to the Eco Drama team and know she will be fantastic in the role.”

Angela Smith said;

“I am delighted to be joining the Eco Drama team as Schools Project Manager. After working at the Citizens Theatre for 15 years, it will be quite a change, but I am ready for a new, exciting challenge. I have a wealth of experience I can bring to the Eco Drama team and I am looking forward to getting started.”

We would also like to announce three new Trustees that have recently joined Eco Drama:

Dr Yanru Zou – Lecturer in Accounting Tax and Audit, University of Glasgow

Yanru is a Lecturer in Accounting, Tax and Audit at Adam Smith Business School at University of Glasgow. She acts as one of the Athena Swan Business School Champions to promote gender equality for staff and students in the university. Dr Yanru Zou graduated from University of Glasgow with a PhD focused on using anthropological approaches to study front-line audit work. Before commencing her academic career, Yanru worked in Deloitte as an international tax consultant after the master study in the London School of Economics. Yanru is passionately experimenting creative methods in accounting education. She is a member of Royal Scottish Academy of Art and Architecture Friends, and practices woodcut print and painting as hobbies.

Dr Mia Perry – Senior Lecturer in Community Development & Adult Education (People, Place & Social Change), University of Glasgow

Mia Perry is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. She is the co-director of the International research network, Sustainable Futures in Africa, and an Associate Director of the University of Glasgow Centre for Sustainable Solutions. Working across many spaces of difference — disciplines, geographies, sectors, cultures – Mia specialises in literacies and learning, arts and cultural production, and methodologies of research and teaching. Her work in education spans inside and outside schools, community and public contexts, digital and informal learning. She is particularly interested in the interplay of humans and environments, the role of cultural practice and play in learning, and perspectives in research that account for plural views and ways of making meaning.

Christy Mearns – Councillor for Anderston/City/Yorkhill, Scottish Green Party

We welcome Yanru, Mia and Christy to the Board, and give thanks to longstanding Board members Christine McCandlish and Kirsty Platt for their continued energy and support.

We are grateful and proud to have the support of such a skilled and passionate Board and look forward to delivering our projects over the coming years with this fantastic team.