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Staff Profile

Staff Profile

Dr Lauren Ackerman

Research Associate

Professor Linda Anderson

Professor of Modern English and American Literature

Professor James Annesley

Professor of American Literature

Emeritus Professor Bruce Babington

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor John Batchelor

Emeritus Professor

Dr Tara Bergin

Senior Lecturer in Writing Poetry (Creative Writing)

Melanie Birch

Marketing, Events and Postgraduate Administrator

Scott Burdon

Learning and Teaching Assistant

Emeritus Professor Noel Burton-Roberts

Professor of English Language and Linguistics

Dr Mark Byers


Emeritus Professor Tom Cain

Emeritus Professor

Dr John Challis

Research Associate

Professor Kate Chedgzoy

Professor of Renaissance Literature

Dr Ruth Connolly

Senior Lecturer

Dr Zoe Cooper

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Professor Karen Corrigan

Director of Research in Linguistics

Sherelle Coulson

Deputy School Manager

Dr Kate Craddock

Research Associate

Dr James Cummings

Senior Lecturer in Late Medieval English Literature and Digital Humanities

Dr Christine Cuskley

Lecturer in Language and Cognition

Dr Kate De Rycker

Lecturer in Renaissance Literature

Dr Daniel Duncan

Lecturer in Sociolinguistics

Dr Hannah Durkin

Lecturer in Literature & Film

Dr Cristina Dye

Senior Lecturer in Language Development & Psycholinguistics

Dr Ella Dzelzainis

Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Caroline Ede

Learning and Teaching Assistant

Laura Elliott

School Research, Finance and HR Administrator

Professor Carolyn Forche


Dr Helen Freshwater

Reader in Theatre & Performance

Dr Tina Gharavi

Senior Lecturer in English: Digital Media/Film

Dr Stacy Gillis

Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature & Culture

Emeritus Professor Desmond Graham

Emeritus Professor

Professor Matthew Grenby

Dean of Research & Innovation

Dr SJ Hannahs

Reader in Linguistics

Dr James Harriman-Smith

Lecturer in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature

Dr James Harris

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr Rosalind Haslett

Lecturer in Dramatic Literature

Professor Bill Herbert

Professor of Poetry & Creative Writing

Dr Rachel Hewitt

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Professor Anders Holmberg

Professor in Theoretical Linguistics

Dr Joseph Hone

Academic Track Fellow in English Literature

Dr Lars Iyer

Reader in Creative Writing

Dr Jacob Jewusiak

Lecturer in Victorian Literature

Professor Jackie Kay MBE

Professor of Creative Writing

Dr Laura Kirkley

Lecturer in Eighteenth Century Literature

Emeritus Professor Claire Lamont

Emeritus Prof.

Lesley Lant

School Manager

Dr Kirsten MacLeod

Reader in Modernist Print Culture

Dr Elisa Marazzi

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow

Dr Robbie McLaughlan

Lecturer in English Literature

Dr Adam Mearns

Lecturer in the History of the English Language

Dr Sophie Meekings

Research Associate

Dr Ella Mershon

Lecturer in Victorian Literature

Professor Sinead Morrissey

Professor of Creative Writing

Dr Theresa Muñoz

Research Associate

Dr Emily Murphy

Lecturer in Children's Literature

Dr Aditi Nafde

Senior Lecturer in Medieval Literature

Dr Alex Niven

Lecturer in English Literature

Kimberly O'Brien

Operations Administrator

Dr Meiko O'Halloran

Senior Lecturer in Romantic Literature

Dr Jennifer Orr

Senior Lecturer in Eighteenth Century Literature

Dr Kendra Packham

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Karen Patterson

Learning and Teaching Assistant

Natalia Pavlovskaya

Teaching Assistant

Dr Lucy Pearson

Senior Lecturer in Childrens Literature

Dr Heike Pichler

Senior Lecturer in Variationist Sociolinguistics

Professor Jacob Polley

Professor of Creative Writing

Dr Geoffrey Poole

Senior Lecturer in Linguistics

Professor James Procter

Prof of Modern & Contemporary Lit

Jonathan Quayle

Lecturer in Romantic Literature

Emeritus Professor Peter Reynolds

Emeritus Professor

Professor Kim Reynolds

Professor of Children's Literature

Professor Jennifer Richards

Joseph Cowen Professor of English Literature

Dr Thom Robinson

Teaching Assistant 19/20

Professor Michael Rossington

Professor of Romantic Literature

Professor Julie Sanders

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Karen Sands-O'Connor

British Academy Global Professor

Dr Hazel Sheeky Bird

Research Associate

Professor Neelam Srivastava

Professor of Postcolonial and World Literature

Dr Leanne Stokoe

Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature

Dr Fionnghuala Sweeney

Reader in American and Black Atlantic Literatures

Professor Maggie Tallerman

Professor of Linguistics

Dr Preti Taneja

Professor of World Literature and Creative Writing

Dr Rory Turnbull

Lecturer in Phonetics and Phonology

Dr William van der Wurff

Senior Lecturer in Linguistics

Emeritus Professor Diana Whaley

Emeritus Professor / Professor Emeritus of Early Medieval Studies

Dr Emma Whipday


Dr Rachel White

Research Associate

Professor Anne Whitehead

Prof of Modern and Contemporary Lit

Dr Margaret Wilkinson

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Dr Anna Woodford

Royal Literary Fund Fellow

Dr Rebecca Woods

Lecturer in Language and Cognition

Emeritus Professor Terry Wright

Emeritus Professor

Professor Martha Young-Scholten

Professor of Second Language Acquisition

Dr Rachael Bailes

Research Associate

Dr Johannes Heim

Lecturer in Linguistics

Dr Bysshe Coffey

British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr Kris Johnson

Teaching Assistant

Dr Ourooba Shetewi

Research Associate

Eleni Janko

Learning Support Aide

Professor Jo Robinson

Head of School

Dr Farah Nazir

Lecturer in Linguistics

Dr Tamar Lindesay

Visiting Lecturer

Dr Chloe Ashbridge

Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature

Dr Edward Clough

Lecturer in American Modern Literature

Dr Devika Mehra

Research Associate

Professor Michelle Sheehan

Professor of Linguistics

Keira Iveson

Learning and Teaching Administrator