Lecturing and research

I am currently Lecturer in Dance Science at Middlesex University and Visiting Lecturer at University of Roehampton teaching dance science content across the undergraduate dance programme. Topics include physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, research methods and somatics.


I have also provided guest lectures and workshops on dance and circus courses across the UK including Bath Spa University, Anglia Ruskin University, Queen Mary's University London, Kingston University, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, National Centre for Circus Arts, All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre in collaboration with One Dance UK, UCL and UK CAT programmes. I am a current IADMS Education Committee member and am currently researching strength training in dance at Kingston University with Dr James Brouner.

If you are interested in a lecture or workshop at your company or organisation please get in touch on claire@clairefarmer.co.uk 



SciDance: Strength Training with Claire Farmer

Science in Dance: Upper Body Strength and expanding your skills with Claire Farmer



Farmer, C & Rogan, K (2022) Mental Well-being and Sleep Hygiene in Undergraduate Dance Students during the Coronavirus Pandemic: An Exploratory Analysis, Journal of Dance Education, [in print] https://doi.org/10.1080/15290824.2021.2009122 


Farmer, C., & Brouner, J. (2021). Perceptions of Strength Training in Dance. Journal of dance medicine & science : official publication of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science, 25(3), 160–168. https://doi.org/10.12678/1089-313X.091521a 

Farmer, C (2019) Dance Well 3 year evaluation project report. Akademi South Asian Dance UK

Farmer, C (2017) Dance Well: Autonomy in movement. Animate Magazine, Summer edition

De-Jorge Chopra, S & Farmer C (2017) Fitness: What does it have to do with Performance in South Asian Dance forms? Pulse: Asian Music and Dance

Conference presentations:

Farmer, C & Brouner J (2021) Prevalence of Strength Training for Student and Professional Dancers: Denver Live: International Association for Dance Medicine and Science annual conference (online)

Farmer, C & Brouner J (2020) Perceptions of Strength Training in Dance, Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries - Winter Research Conference, Middlesex University, London

Farmer, C (2018) Dance Well: South Asian dance with cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation outpatients. National Arts in Health Conference and Showcase, Milton Court, London

Farmer, C & Kumar, A (2018) Dance in Hospitals, Engage: A social prescription, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester