Writing & Publishing Lead: Dr Pauline Mackay

Dr Pauline Mackay is Lecturer in Robert Burns Studies at the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, Creative Placements Officer for the University of Glasgow’s College of Arts, and Secretary of ‘Burns Scotland’.

Pauline regularly engages with non academic partners via research, conferences and digital resources, and in collaboration with national Culture and Heritage partners as well as international project advisory boards.

Pauline’s ongoing relationship with nationwide culture and heritage partners has enabled her to negotiate and secure placements for students studying a newly developed Honours course, ‘Memorialising Scottish Culture and Literature’. She has also co-curated a series of temporary exhibitions with the National Trust for Scotland, The Mitchell Library and the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery (2010-13). The exhibitions were based upon interdisciplinary research in the fields of literature and material culture.
Pauline has collaborated with external partners to organise several successful public-facing events and she is a co-organiser of the annual, public-facing Centre for Robert Burns Studies Conference. In 2014 this was organised in collaboration with Glasgow Life and the Celtic Connections festival.

Pauline is regularly invited to deliver public talks about her research in the UK and abroad, and she has an established relationship with the Scottish Media, recently appearing on Radio 4’s ‘PM’ with Eddie Mair, BBC Reporting Scotland and on several TV documentaries for STV and the BBC. Pauline also undertakes outreach activities as part of the Royal Society of Edinburgh @ Schools programme.

In December 2013 Pauline was invited to become a consultant for the Scottish government's ‘Scottish Winter Festivals’ programme. Recent activities include a ‘Facebook takeover’ (22000 subscribers worldwide), and the production of an interactive timeline for the government’s Robert Burns App (due to be launched in 2014 and currently downloaded by over 5000 people).


To learn more about Writing & Publishing or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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