Dr. Matt Jennings is Lecturer in Drama at the School of Creative Arts & Technologies at Ulster University. Originally from Sydney, he has worked as an actor, musician, writer, director and arts facilitator in Australia, Ireland, the UK, Italy, Morocco, and France. Matt first visited Ireland in 1997 and has been based in Northern Ireland since 2001, where he has worked extensively in both professional performance and the field of applied drama. His experience of working with community groups, children, young people, older people, people with learning disabilities, and people with mental health issues has informed his research, practice, and teaching. In 2010, Matt completed a PhD on the function and impact of community drama in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday Agreement and has published a number of articles on this and related subjects.