Staff Profiles: Being Human - Past, Present and Future

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Dr. Ying Li

Dr. Ying Li

Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture & Design

Design

A cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach is the focus of Ying's research, teaching, and practice in Landscape and Urban Design. This enthusiasm came from her early childhood education in Music and Classical Chinese Poetry. As the First Chinese Course Leader in Landscape Architecture in the UK since the Landscape Institute founded in 1929. Ying believes that she has the responsibility to carry forward the spirit of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe and contribute to making Landscape Architecture as the most Comprehensive of the Arts in the 21st century.

Dr. Christian O'Connell

Dr. Christian O'Connell

Academic Course Leader in History

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

Christian is a Senior Lecturer in American history, teaching courses on democracy and slavery in the 19th century, reconstruction and the South after the Civil War, major themes in 20th century US history, and the long civil rights movement.

Arran Stibbe

Arran Stibbe

Professor of Ecological Linguistics

Literary and Critical Studies

Arran's research focuses on how language makes us who we are as people, and the role of language in building the kind of society we live in. Research methods include discourse analysis and ecolinguistics.

Dr. Martin Wood

Dr. Martin Wood

Course Leader in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

At the University of Gloucestershire, Martin Wood currently works with the Religion, Philosophy and Ethics team teaching undergraduate Hinduism and Buddhism and postgraduate Buddhism.

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Senja Andrejevic-Bullock

Lecturer in Dramatic Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

I’m a playwright and a prose writer, whose work has been performed at The Everyman Studio in Cheltenham and published in The Lampeter Review, The Wrong Quarterly, Scrutiny Journal, Storgy Literary Magazine, The Dawntreader, Literary Mama, Brain, Child, and other magazines. My research interests include migrations, displacement and identity.

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Dr. Charlotte Beyer

Senior Lecturer in English Studies

Literary and Critical Studies

Dr Charlotte Beyer is a contemporary literature specialist with a background in gender and women's studies. She has published widely on crime fiction and welcomes enquiries from prospective research students.

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Prof. Richard Billingham

Professor of Fine Art

Art

Photography

Richard Billingham is an artist, photographer, filmmaker and teacher. Work in public collections includes The Metropolitan Museum New York; San Francisco MOMA and the V&A and Tate Galleries London.

Dr. Kirsten Daly

Dr. Kirsten Daly

Senior Lecturer in English Literature (Romanticism)

Literary and Critical Studies

Dr Kirsten Daly studies the relationship between literature and history. Her current work on private theatrical performances in eighteenth-century Ireland is based on archival research and brings into play her interest in material and visual culture.

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Dr. Duncan Dicks

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

Duncan is a writer with special interest in crime fiction as a reflection of contemporary society.

Prof. Philip Esler

Prof. Philip Esler

Portland Chair in New Testament Studies

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

Professor Philip Esler specialises in social-scientific biblical interpretation and has written extensively on Paul and Old Testament narrative, John, Hebrews and Matthew. He also publishes on New Testament theology and the Bible and the visual arts.

Dr. Angela France

Dr. Angela France

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

Angela France teaches poetry and the teaching of creative writing, and has published four poetry books. She also has an interest in writing for well-being and often runs workshops for community groups

Dr. Abigail Gardner

Dr. Abigail Gardner

Reader in Music and Media. Media School Research Lead

Music and Media

Film and Television

Abigail works on music video, music documentary, music and age, music and gender. She produces community media and film and is currently working on an Erasmus+ project on digital storytelling.

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Dr. Robin Griffiths

Senior Lecturer in Film Studies

Literary and Critical Studies

Robin is Postgraduate Research Lead for the School of Liberal and Performing Arts, and Senior Lecturer in Film Studies.

Ian Hepworth

Ian Hepworth

Academic Course Leader in Film Studies

Literary and Critical Studies

Ian is Academic Course Leader for the BA in Film Studies. He teaches across a range of subjects in the film area, with genre, gender and the sports film being his primary interests.

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Dr. Beatrice Hitchman

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

Beatrice is a novelist and Lecturer in Creative Writing. She teaches historical fiction, the short story, autobiography and on the critical side, my research encompasses queer fiction and the endings of novels.

Prof. John Hughes

Prof. John Hughes

Professor of nineteenth-century literature

Literary and Critical Studies

I am happy to supervise graduate work in any of my main research areas including the 'long' nineteenth century (particularly Wordsworth and Hardy); literary theory and the relations of literary and philosophical writing.

Prof. Melanie Ilic

Prof. Melanie Ilic

Professor of Soviet History

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

Professor Melanie Ilic is an experienced postgraduate supervisor with an established record of successful completions and examinations. She welcomes enquiries about postgraduate research in the areas of Russian and Soviet history and women's history.

Dr. Paul Innes

Dr. Paul Innes

Academic Subject Leader in Literary and Critical Studies

Literary and Critical Studies

Paul Innes has published 4 books as well as numerous articles on his specialism of Shakespeare Studies, with particular emphasis on Critical Theory and Performance Theory. He has a background in Classical Studies and has published a book on the Epic.

Dr. Roy Jackson

Dr. Roy Jackson

Reader in Philosophy of Religion, Academic Course Leader for MA in Philosophical and Religious Thought

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

At the University of Gloucestershire, Dr Jackson is a Reader in the Philosophy of Religion with specific interest in the study of Islam and the philosophical issues that arise from this.

Prof. Ros Jennings

Prof. Ros Jennings

University Head of Posgraduate Research, Co-Director of the Centre for Women, Ageing and Media (WAM)

Film and Television

Music and Media

Ros is passionate about fighting cultural ageism through her own and collaborative research activism. As a manager, mentor and supervisor her role is to support early career researchers to produce research that empowers women to not fear growing old.

Dr. Mike D.D. Johnstone

Dr. Mike D.D. Johnstone

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

D.D. Johnston is the author of three novels and he is now writing a non-fiction book about European history. He teaches prose fiction and critical writing at MA level and supervises prose PhDs on a range of topics.

Dr. Lania Knight

Dr. Lania Knight

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

At University of Gloucestershire, Lania Knight teaches creative writing. She writes fiction, nonfiction and, sometimes, poetry.

Dr. William Large

Dr. William Large

Reader in Continental Philosophy

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

William is a Reader in Continental Philosophy and lectures in the history of philosophy, the limits of morality, atheism, and scientific truth.

Dr. Adrian Long

Dr. Adrian Long

Senior Lecturer in Theology and Biblical Studies

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

Exploring the socio-political potential of biblical texts within historical and contemporary contexts, and the constraints imposed by agendas and assumptions, provides opportunities to better understand what it means to be human.

Dr. Jonathan Marshall

Dr. Jonathan Marshall

Senior Lecturer in English Language

Literary and Critical Studies

Jonathan's research area is sociolinguistics and dialectology. He specialises in developing theoretical models of the diffusion of language change, and can supervise postgraduate students in these areas.

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Prof. Gordon McConville

Professor of Old Testament Theology

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

I have supervised over thirty PhD students on a wide range of topics in the field of Old Testament. These days, I have special interests in Old Testament theology and interpretation, spirituality, and the prophets.

Prof. Nigel McLoughlin

Prof. Nigel McLoughlin

Professor of Creativity and Poetics

Literary and Critical Studies

Nigel teaches the craft of writing poetry, and modules related to his other areas of interest, including cognitive stylistic methods of analysing texts; the creative processes involved in writing; and how language is processed in the brain.

Dr. Rowan Middleton

Dr. Rowan Middleton

Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

Rowan Middleton's poetry has been published widely in literary journals such as 'Acumen', 'The London Magazine' and 'Modern Poetry in Translation'.

Dr. Kayleigh Moore

Dr. Kayleigh Moore

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

Kayleigh is a Lecturer in Creative Writing and lectures in creative process. She has published two books with American press Blood Bound Books, and multiple short stories in various journals and anthologies.

Dr. Gerry Moorey

Dr. Gerry Moorey

Lecturer in Media

Music and Media

As an expert in media and cultural theory, Gerry teaches across different courses in the Media School at the University of Gloucestershire.

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Matthew Murray

Senior Lecturer Editorial and Advertising Photography

Photography

Matthew Murray shoots above the line advertising campaigns for some of the worlds leading advertising agencies Saatchi & Saatchi, M&C Saatchi, TBWA, VCCP, Leo Burnett, BBDO/CLM, Paris, BWM, Sydney. Editorials clients VICE, i-D Magazine, Port Magazine, Independent, Guardian, Dazed Digital.

Dr. Erin Peters

Dr. Erin Peters

Lecturer in Early Modern History

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

I am a lecturer in early modern history with research interests in seventeenth-century Britain and interdisciplinary expertise in memory, commemoration and post-conflict studies in early modern Europe.

Dr. Pekka Pitkänen

Dr. Pekka Pitkänen

Senior Lecturer in Liberal and Performing Arts

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

Dr Pekka Pitkänen's main research interests are Pentateuchal studies, Israelite history and historiography, ancient Near Eastern studies (including language), biblical criticism and sociological and anthropological approaches to biblical studies.

Dr. Martin Randall

Dr. Martin Randall

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

Film and Television

Martin teaches prose on all three undergraduate levels and his specialisms include the American short story, experimental writing, theories of the novel, historical fiction and transgressive writing.

Dr. Vicky Randall

Dr. Vicky Randall

Senior Lecturer in History

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

Vicky Morrisroe is a Senior Lecturer in History. She has a specialist interest in European Intellectual History and is particularly interested in the relationship between race, religion and historiography in the nineteenth century.

Prof. Melissa Raphael

Prof. Melissa Raphael

Professor

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

Professor Raphael is internationally recognised for her expertise in the fields of religion, feminism and gender (Jewish, Christian and post-Christian) western art and religion; the sacred/profane distinction in Western religion and feminist thealogy

Dr. Benjamin Screech

Dr. Benjamin Screech

Lecturer in Primary English

Teacher Education

I am passionate about supporting ITE students to reach their potential as innovative and dynamic teachers of English.

Miranda Walker

Miranda Walker

Lecturer in Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

Miranda writes drama and comedy for stage, TV & radio. She is passionate about introducing students to the professional scriptwriting world, passing on tools for success alongside theoretical understanding. Miranda also writes children’s books.

Dr. Hilary Weeks

Dr. Hilary Weeks

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Literary and Critical Studies

Dr Hilary Weeks has a particular interest in course development and university outreach, and is a University Teaching Fellow.