Meretta trained as an actress at the School of Theatre in Manchester and went on to complete an MA in Drama Studies at the University of North London. She specialises in applied drama practice including Forum Theatre and role play techniques. Meretta has collaborated on a range of training and research projects including: Custody training for Kent Constabulary, key workers from Hillingdon Borough Council, uses of drama in the design process (especially for people with dementia) and advanced communication training for medical practitioners. Meretta has also undertaken training with Geese Theatre Company on Applied Drama Practice with offenders (Behind the Wall programme) and is a trained Mediator and Conflict Coach.
Newest selected publications
Lawson, G., Brown, M., Coughlan, T., Floyde, A., Baurley, S., Elliott, M., (2016) 'Enhancing the Design Process with Drama-Related Methods'. The Design Journal, 19 (4). pp. 605 - 623. ISSN: 1460-6925 Open Access Linket al.
Colquhoun, R., Cornelius, N., Elliott, M., Mistry, A. and Smith, S. (2007) 'Making a drama out of a crisis? ‘Performative learning’ in the police service', in Reynolds, M. and Vince, R. (eds.) The Handbook of Experiential Learning and Management Education. Oxford : Oxford University Press. pp. 105 - 122. ISBN 10: 0199217637. ISBN 13: 978-0199217632.