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Research Supervisors


Members of the English & Creative Writing team are qualified to supervise to PhD level in the following areas:



Field of Study

Prof Simon Barker MA, PhD Shakespeare, cultural history, literature and the performing arts of the Tudor and early-Stuart period. Representations of military conflict in literature and film
Dr Rachel Crossland MA, PhD Science and Literature
Dr Isla Duncan BA, MA, MPhil, PhD, PGCE Canadian Women's Writing; Discourse Analysis and Critical Linguistics.
Dr Hugh Dunkerley BA, MA, PhD, PGCE Ecocriticism; Creative Writing: poetry.
Dr Naomi Foyle BA, PhD Contemporary Poetry & The Ballad; SFF; Middle Eastern Literature; Eco-literature; feminism
Prof William Gray BA, MA, BD, ThM, PhD Children’s Literature; Fairy Tales & Fantasy Literature; R.L. Stevenson; Literature & Religion/Theology; Hermeneutics.
Dr Miles Leeson BA, DPhil Contemporary British and European Fiction, Interdisciplinary studies, Philosophy, Ethics and the Novel
Stephanie Norgate BA Contemporary Drama & Poetry; Creative Writing: Drama & Poetry.
Prof Alison MacLeod  BA, MA, PhD The Contemporary Novel; Creative Writing: the novel; the short story.
Prof Benjamin Noys BSc, MA, DPhil Contemporary European Philosophy & Psychoanalysis; cultural politics of the image; American Literature & European literature in translation.
Dr Paul Quinn MA, DPhil Early Modern theatre; Medieval & Early Modern religious discourse; Early Modern Sussex; Detective Fiction
Prof Fiona Price                  BA, MA, PhD Eighteenth-century Women’s Writing; Romanticism; The Gothic; the historical novel.
Prof Duncan Salkeld            BA, MA, PhD Shakespeare and Renaissance Studies.
David Swann BA, MA Contemporary Poetry; Creative Writing: the short story; poetry.
Stavroula Varella BA, PhD Historical linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Language contact; Lexicology.