Staff Profiles: English

Prof. Paul Innes

Prof. Paul Innes

Professor of Shakespeare Studies & Academic Subject Leader in Literary and Critical Studies

Literary and Critical Studies

I'm a specialist in Shakespeare studies and I'm particularly interested in what his plays meant at the time they were written and how they were performed on his own stage.

Dr. Charlotte Beyer

Dr. Charlotte Beyer

Senior Lecturer in English Studies

Literary and Critical Studies

I am a contemporary literature specialist, with a background in gender and women's studies. My teaching and module tutor responsibilities include crime fiction, postcolonial writing, and contemporary American and British literature.

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

I am a Reader in the Philosophy of Religion, teaching courses on Islam, Nietzsche, Greek philosophy, and philosophy of religion.

Lynda Kay

Lynda Kay

Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education / SEN & ACL MEd/MA International

Early Years and Education Studies

I am an experienced Class Teacher, SENCO and Specialist Advisory Teacher for SEN/D. I am passionate about improving outcomes for children with additional needs and supporting professionals in schools and settings in their work to achieve this.

Dr. Jonathan Marshall

Dr. Jonathan Marshall

Senior Lecturer in English Language

Literary and Critical Studies

I completed a BA and MA in Linguistics, before doing a PhD in Linguistics at the University of Reading. My research area is Sociolinguistics and Dialectology. I specialise in developing theoretical models of the diffusion of language change.

Richard Millican

Richard Millican

Senior Lecturer in Education

Early Years and Education Studies

I have worked as a teacher and teacher trainer across sectors in England and overseas including Spain, Egypt and Oman. I am particularly interested in how education can help social justice and in education for sustainable development.

Arran Stibbe

Arran Stibbe

Professor of Ecological Linguistics

Literary and Critical Studies

In my teaching and research I focus on how language makes us who we are as people, and the role of language in building the kind of society we live in, using discourse analysis and ecolinguistics.

Eve-Tandoi

Dr. Eve Tandoi

Lecturer in Education

Early Years and Education Studies

My interests in children’s literature and pedagogy were generated through my Doctoral research. This together with my background in philosophy and interest in education policy fuel my current research.

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Senja Andrejevic

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.

Cathy Burch

Cathy Burch

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, specialising in Modern Foreign Languages

Teacher Education

I am a Lecturer in Primary Education, specialising in Modern Foreign Languages

Dr. Kirsten Daly

Dr. Kirsten Daly

Senior Lecturer in English Literature (Romanticism)

Literary and Critical Studies

My love of eighteenth-century literature began whilst studying the poetry of Alexander Pope at school and I discovered the Romantics whilst reading English Literature at university.

Prof. John Hughes

Prof. John Hughes

Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature

Literary and Critical Studies

Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature

Dr. Rowan Middleton

Dr. Rowan Middleton

Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing

Literary and Critical Studies

I teach a wide variety of modules across English and Creative Writing. My research interests include: literature and the environment, literature and spirituality, poetry, and creative writing pedagogy.

Dr. Hilary Weeks

Dr. Hilary Weeks

Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Literary and Critical Studies

As a former medievalist I know that where we begin may not be where we find ourselves eventually. My road took me from a bookshop in London to an academic career via several years living, working and studying in the USA.