Defining Moments: Leadership and Learning Disability Theatres is a substantial research project looking at what leadership within Learning Disability Theatres like DIY Theatre Company can and could be.

DIY’s Artistic Director Sue Caudle has written a PHD thesis based in this research and received her doctorate in Applied Theatre from University of Manchester in Winter 2017. Presentations and papers at conferences based on the findings of this research have been presented at a number of conferences and events including:

A Question of Leadership Conference (Liverpool Hope University, September 2018).

Disability and Disciplines: The International Conference on Educational, Cultural, and Disability Studies (Centre for Culture and Disability Studies, Liverpool Hope University, 2017)

Paulo Freire and Transformative Education: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities Conference (UCLAN, Preston, 2014)