Dr Lucie Clements

Dance Science: Module leader – M502a Research Lab

Dance

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Dance
Laban Building
Creekside
London
SE8 3DZ

Email: l.clements@trinitylaban.ac.uk

Biography

Lucie was awarded a PhD in Dance Science from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance in 2017, having completed a thesis titled ‘The Psychology of Creativity in Contemporary Dance’. Lucie’s PhD was supported by the Leverhulme Trust as part of a collaboration between Trinity Laban, Coventry University and Plymouth University. She also worked alongside Dr Sanna Nordin-Bates (Swedish School of Sports & Health Sciences) to develop a dance-specific creativity questionnaire. Lucie has an MSc in Dance Science (Trinity Laban) and a BSc in Psychology (University of Surrey).

Lucie’s specialisms within dance science are psychology and research methods and she supervises student research projects across the BA Contemporary Dance, MSc Dance Science and MFA Dance Science. Alongside her work at Trinity Laban, Lucie lectures in Psychology and Research Methods at the University of Chichester, is a Critical Studies Tutor at London Studio Centre and is a dance scientist for www.readyand.com.

She also delivers talks in performance psychology on behalf of One Dance UK. Lucie is a staff member of the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science where she edits the Newsletter and also serves on the Publications Committee. She is a founding member of the British Council sponsored Brazil – UK Dance Science Network and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Qualifications and background

  • PhD Dance Science
  • MSc Dance Science (Distinction)
  • BSc Psychology (with placement year)

Teaching experience

  • Associate Lecturer in Psychology, University of Birkbeck
  • Visiting Lecturer in Dance Science, University of Roehampton
  • Visiting Lecturer in Performance Psychology, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • Associate Lecturer, Applied Dance Psychology & Injury Prevention, Bucks New University

Conferences

Clements, Nordin-Bates, Redding & May (2017). Enabling creativity research in dance: The development of the Dancers’ Creative Process Questionnaire. Paper presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 27th Annual Conference, 15-17th October, Houston, USA.

Beach, Clements & Clark (2017). The impact of mirrors on dancers’ perceptions of the motivational climate. Poster presented at The International Symposium on Performance Science, August 30th – Sept 2nd. Reykjavik, Iceland.

Clements (2017). The psychology of creativity in contemporary dance. Poster presented at The UK Creativity Researchers Symposium: The Psychology of Creativity. 17th May. Edinburgh, UK.

Redding, Lefevbre-Sell, Gough, Baker & Clements (2017). Collaborative research in science and creative practice. Paper presented at The Labanarium: Thinking in terms of Movement: Teaching and Researching Movement and Dance in University and Conservatoire Settings, 06th Jan. Surrey, UK.

Clements & Wilkinson (2016). Big 5 personality traits of male and female contemporary dance students. Paper presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 26th Annual Conference, 20-23rd October, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

Clements (2016). Researching Imagery & Creativity in Dance Science.  Paper presented at The Potentials and Challenges of Research in Dance Medicine & Science: building innovative collaborations between United Kingdom and Brazil, Goiânia, Goais, Brazil, August 27 - 31st, 2016.

Clements (2016). Can we measure a dancer’s creativity? Cognition Institute Conference, 7th -8th July, Plymouth, UK.

Clements, Quested, & Turner (2015). Autonomy, relatedness, competence and the immune response in a ballet and contemporary dance school.  Paper presented at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 25th Annual Conference. 9th-11th October. Pittsburgh, USA.

Clements (2015). Creativity: In the Dancer’s Mind. Paper presented at DANScienCE Festival, 21st -23rd August, Brisbane, Australia.

Clements & Weber (2015). In the Dancer's Mind: An Introduction and Movement Exploration. Paper presented at The Cultural Capital Exchange 10th Annual Conference.14th July. London, UK.

Jola, Clements L & Christensen (2012). Moved by stills: Kinesthetic sensory experiences in viewing dance photographs. 13th International Multisensory Research Forum. 19th-22nd June. Oxford, UK.

Publications

Clements (2016). Investigating creativity, novelty and the imagination in dance science. Movimenta 9(4). 98-105. (Dual publication in English and Portuguese).

Sowden, Clements, Redlich, & Lewis. (2015). Improvisation facilitates divergent thinking and creativity: Realizing a benefit of primary school arts education. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts9(2), 128-142.

Jola, Clements & Christensen (2012). Moved by stills: Kinesthetic sensory experiences in viewing dance photographs. Seeing and Perceiving25, 80–81.