Staff Profiles: Dr. Duncan Dicks

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Staff Profile: Dr. Duncan Dicks
Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing

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Dr. Duncan Dicks

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing


I am a writer with special interest in crime fiction as a reflection of contemporary society.


Following a first PhD in mathematics I have worked in mathematics, engineering, accountancy, and environmental finance before concentrating on writing and academic research into crime writing.  My current PhD project concerns the way that crime fiction explores the boundaries of society.


Award Title Institution Date
PhD Creative Writing University of Gloucestershire 2019
MA Creative and Critical Writing University of Gloucestershire 2012
MBA Business Open University 1995
MSc Mathematics University of Warwick 1984

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (2000)

Teaching and research


Lecturing and tutoring in prose fiction, and lecturing in general liberal arts subject areas.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


My research includes the exploration of the challenges of incorporating technology into contemporary crime fiction, and the use of real-life locations in crime writing.