School of English and Journalism Staff

Name Position Email Last Name First Name Weighting Title
Mr Alex Anthony-Lewczuk Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Dr Alex Bevan Associate Lecturer
Gothic literature; tourism studies; spatial philosophy and literary theory.
Dr Alice Crossley Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Nineteenth-Century Literature
Dr Amy Culley Associate Professor
Eighteenth-century and Romantic literature, Life writing, Women's writing, Ageing studies
Dr Amy Lilwall Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing / Programme Leader
Narrative theory, the novel and dystopian fiction.
Dr Andrew Rowcroft Associate Lecturer
Modern and Contemporary Literature, American Literature, Critical Theory
Ms Annise Rogers Associate Lecturer
Mr Barry Turner Senior Lecturer
Medical & Pharmaceutical Law, Media Law, Construction Law, Science Journalism, Adverse Drug Reactions, Health & Safety
Dr Catherine Parry Associate Lecturer
Literary Animal Studies, Ecocriticism, Contemporary Literature, Narrative Theory
Ms Catherine Redpath Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Mr Chris Chohan Senior Lecturer
Broadcast - TV Journalism
Dr Christopher Dows Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing / Programme Leader
Short and long-form prose, sequential art and audio drama scriptwriting, creative non-fiction, technical writing, narrative theory
Dr Christopher Marlow Senior Lecturer
Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, cultural materialism, contemporary culture
Mr Daniele Pantano Associate Professor in Creative Writing / Programme Leader
Creative Writing; Poetry; Poetics; Literary Translation; Translation Studies; Translingualism; Contemporary German, Swiss, and Austrian Literature; World Literature; Conceptual Art and Literature; Sound Art; Aesthetics; Existentialism
Dr Edmund Downey Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Miss Eleanor Bryan Associate Lecturer
Mrs Fee Griffin Associate Lecturer
Mr Gary Stevens Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Broadcasting and multiplatform news production; science communication; education.
Mrs Gina Clarke Associate Lecturer
Miss Grace Harvey Associate Lecturer
Dr Guy Mankowski Lecturer in Creative Writing
Music writing (fiction and non fiction, particularly depictions of post-punk and Kinderwhore) and subculture.
Dr Hollie Morgan Associate Lecturer
Medieval wax seals, codicology, medieval understanding of everyday spaces and objects, late-medieval literature
Ms Holly Parker Associate Lecturer
Mr Ian Barnsley Senior Lecturer
Journalism; media and PR law; politics for journalists; journalism skills; sub-editing and print design; sports journalism.
Prof Jane Chapman Professor of Communications
Journalism & comparative media history, political satire, cartoons and comics, cultural history, literary journalism, 19th and 20th century comparative research methodologies, documentary.
Prof Jason Whittaker Head of School of English & Journalism
The reception of William Blake; Romanticism and eighteenth-century studies; the impact of technology on journalism; digital humanities.
Mr John Cafferkey Deputy Head of School / Director of Teaching & Learning / PL
Sport Journalism and Broadcast Journalism.
Mr Jon Grubb Senior Lecturer
Dr Kristian Shaw Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Contemporary literature Post-war British literature British politics European Union
Dr Laura Gill Lecturer in English
Literature and visual culture of the long nineteenth century (Romanticism and the Victorian period)
Prof Lucie Armitt Professor in Contemporary English Literature
contemporary womens writing; the Gothic; the literary fantastic
Mr Matthew Gull Senior Lecturer
Mrs Megan Walker Associate Lecturer
Mr Nigel Devereux Senior Lecturer
Print and Online Journalism with special interest in layout and design and news and feature writing
Dr Olatunji Ogunyemi Associate Professor
Diaspora Journalism; Journalism Education and Trauma
Dr Owen Clayton Senior Lecturer
US American Literature, approx 1850-1940; literature and social justice; literature and homelessness; working-class studies; British Victorian and Edwardian Literature; literature and photography/early film.
Ms Pat Nurse Shorthand Tutor
Teeline Shorthand
Dr Peter Sloane Senior Lecturer in English / Programme Leader
My research is predominantly in postmodernist fictions and film. My first monograph, David Foster Wallace and the Body (Routledge 2019), explores Wallace's career-long fascination with embodiment, and the very many impediments posed to persons by their often wayward bodies. My second, Kazuo Ishiguro's Gestural Poetics (Bloomsbury 2021), examines the manner in which Ishiguro's fictions approach the ineffable, the inexpressible. With Kristian Shaw I am editing and contributing to a collection of essays on Ishiguro due for publication with Manchester University Press in 2022. I am also editing ReFocus: The Films of Claire Denis (EUP), which will be the most recent and up to date collection of scholarship on Denis. My current monograph is titled Statelessness: Refugees in 21st Century Literature and Film, and thinks through the ways in which migrants represent and reflect on their experiences in a range of media.
Dr Rebecca Styler Associate Professor / Programme Leader
C19 womens religious writing; God as mother in the C19;Gothic literature, life writing, childhood and feminist spirituality.
Dr Renee Ward Senior Lecturer
Medieval Literature and Culture; Middle English Romance; Medieval Outlaw Narratives; Monster Studies; Medievalism; Womens Writing; Childrens Literature; Young Adult Fantasy
Mr Robert Weston Lecturer in Creative Writing
Writing fiction Writing for children and young adults
Dr Ruth Hawthorn Senior Lecturer
American Literature
Miss Sam Pidoux Senior Lecturer
Broadcast journalism, Public Relations, social media and digital/mobile
Dr Sanem Sahin Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
peace and conflict reporting, journalism ethics, international human rights, marginalised groups, ethnic media, professionalism
Miss Sara Bullimore Associate Lecturer
Miss Sarah Spencer Associate Lecturer
Dr Sarah Stovell Senior Lecturer
Dr Scott Brewster Associate Professor
Gothic Literature, Irish Studies, Psychoanalysis, Modern Poetry
Dr Scott Freer Associate Lecturer
My scholarly interests lie in literary modernisms, transmedia and film studies.
Mr Stuart Wilde Senior Lecturer
Digital/News Photography
Dr Sue Healy Lecturer in Creative Writing and Publishing
Ms Susan North Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Mr Tim Greenfield Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader
Print journalism