Dr Leah Sidi

Dr Leah Sidi

Lecturer (Teaching) in Health Humanities


Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL
7th Sep 2020

Research summary

Dr Leah Sidi is a Lecturer (teaching) in Health Humanities at UCL. Her research focus is on contemporary theatre and mental health, with a special focus on feminist theatre and psychoanalysis. She is currently recipient of the Feminist Review Archive Award, researching feminist conceptions of community care. She has been a recipient of a Wellcome/ISSF postdoc at Birkbeck, University of London. Leah has published in Performance Research and is a regular contributor to the Institute for Medical Humanities’ The Polyphony. She is currently working on a monograph on Sarah Kane’s Dramaturgy of Psychic Life.

Teaching summary

I co-direct the MA Health Humanities - Politics Philosophy and Economics of Health at UCL. This is an exciting programme which takes an interdisciplinary approach to health. I teach  modules on 'Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health', 'Illness', and 'Feminism and the Medical Self'.

I am available to supervise MA dissertations on: cultural representations of mental health, mental health and literature/ theatre/ life writing, theatre and disability, and contemporary feminist literature and theatre.


I completed my PhD in English and Theatre Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. My PhD Research focused on dramaturgical representations of mental illness and feminist theatre. I have been an associate lecturer in Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, before joining UCL as Lecturer (Teaching) in Health Humanities.