Dr Adrian James trained at the Drama Centre London and worked as an actor in the U.K. and Europe. He taught at East 15 under its founder Margaret Bury Walker and has directed productions in London and Edinburgh. He was the Associate Director of Acting at the Arts Educational Schools London, where he led the United Kingdom’s first vocational M.A. in Acting. He gained his Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and his PhD from City University of London. He has taught regularly at the Actors Centre, London and in Stockholm at the Dramatiska Institutet. He leads the Certificate of Higher Education in Theatre Arts at East 15’s Southend Campus and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.