Staff

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  • Professor Gregory Leadbetter

    Professor of Poetry, Course Director of the MA in Creative Writing, Director of the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing

    Professor Gregory Leadbetter is a poet and critic. His research focuses on Romantic poetry and thought, the traditions to which these relate, and the history and practice of poetry more generally. He is the author of two poetry collections, Maskwork (2020) and The Fetch (2016), both with Nine Arches Press, as well...

  • Dr Mark McGlashan

    Lecturer in English Language

    Dr Mark McGlashan is Lecturer in English Language, Associate Director of Research, and Research Degrees Coordinator in BCU’s School of English. Alongside these roles, he holds the position of Institute Lead for Enterprise and Employability within the Birmingham Institute of Media and English (BIME). Previous positions include...

  • Dr Gemma Moss

    Reader in Modern and Contemporary Literature

    Before joining BCU, Gemma taught at the University of Salford and the University of Manchester, where she completed an MA in Postcolonial Literature and an AHRC-funded PhD. Gemma is author of Modernism, Music and the Politics of Aesthetics (Edinburgh University Press, 2021). She is currently editing E. M. Forster’s first...

  • Jonathan Potter

    Lecturer in Academic Skills

    Jonathan provides academic skills support for students at all levels within the Faculty of Health, Education, and Life Sciences. This includes in-course sessions, as well as extracurricular provisions such as workshops and one-to-one tutorials, and online resources. Previously, he has taught academic writing across all...

  • Professor Antoinette Renouf

    Emeritus Professor of English Language and Linguistics

    Antoinette Renouf holds degrees from the Universities of East Anglia and Essex. Her research interests include lexis and lexical semantics, with particular focus on the relationship between textual word patterning and meaning; and automated text analysis for application in document retrieval and knowledge management. She is...

  • Professor David Roberts

    Professor of English, National Teaching Fellow and University Orator

    I qualified BA from the University of Bristol and DPhil from Oxford, where I was supervised by the great Shakespeare scholar, Emrys Jones. After teaching at both Bristol and Oxford, I moved to Japan, where I taught at the Universities of Kyoto and Osaka, as well as for the British Council. I was Head of English at BCU for...

  • Professor Philip Smallwood

    Emeritus Professor of English

    Philip Smallwood, BA (Oxon), M.Phil (Oxon), Ph.D. (London), is Emeritus Professor of English at Birmingham City University and at different times Honorary Visiting Fellow and Honorary Senior Teaching Associate in the Faculty of Humanities, School of English, University of Bristol where he teaches a course on ‘Literature: Milton...

  • Dr Serena Trowbridge

    Reader in Victorian Literature

    Dr. Serena Trowbridge read English and Art History at King's College London, followed by an MA in textual studies at the University of Birmingham. Her PhD, entitled 'Christina Rossetti's Fractured Gothic', was completed at Birmingham City University in 2010, supervised by Professor Fiona Robertson. Her monograph Christina...

  • Demi Wilton

    School of English

    Demi is a Visiting Lecturer in literature and critical theory in BCU’s School of English. She is also a Research Associate on the AHRC-funded project ‘Novel Perceptions: Towards an Inclusive Canon’. Before beginning these roles in 2022, Demi held positions as a University Teacher and Research Associate in English at...

  • Dr Sarah Wood

    Head of Birmingham Institute of Media and English

    Sarah Wood holds degrees from JMU, the University of Liverpool, and Birmingham City University, where she gained her PhD. Her research interests are in feminism and science fiction. She has an article on Octavia Butler forthcoming in FEMSPEC and is working on further studies of Butler as well as of Nalo Hopkinson and slave...

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