Elizabeth Reeder

Dr Elizabeth Reeder

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing - Fiction, Hybrid Forms and the Essay (English Literature)

Research interests: lyric essay; practice-based research; literary novels; writing on place; elegy; memoir; teaching creative writing; creative writing

Zoe Strachan

Ms Zoe Strachan

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing (English Literature)

Research interests: Fiction; novels; short stories; autofiction; LGBT; queer; Scottish; interdisciplinary; photography; feminist; memoir; visual arts; opera; Muriel Spark; new music; sound art.

Louise Welsh

Professor Louise Welsh

Professor of Creative Writing (English Literature)

Research interests: Novels; Short stories; Opera libretti; Plays; Performance; Sound Art; North Atlantic Slave Trade; Pandemics; Gothic Literature; Crime Fiction; Ghost Stories; Scottish History; R L Stevenson; Contemporary Art; Apocalyptic Fiction; Writing for Radio;

Laura Marney

Ms Laura Marney

Lecturer in Creative Writing (English Literature)

Carolyn Jess-Cooke

Dr Carolyn Jess-Cooke

Lecturer in Creative Writing (English Literature)

Research interests: Poetry, erasure poetry, psychological gothic, short stories, fantasy, women’s writing, practice-based research, literary novels, creative writing pedagogy, creative writing for mental health, trauma studies, arts in health

Colin Herd

Dr Colin Herd

Lecturer in Creative Writing (English Literature)

Research interests: Experimental poetry and poetics; Ekphrasis; Artist Books; Collaborative practice; Conceptual Writing; Language Writing; New York School aesthetics; Aleatory and ergodic forms; Creative Writing pedagogy; Sophistry and sophistics.

Jen Hadfield

Ms Jen Hadfield

Affiliate- Creative Writing (English Literature)

Research interests: Based in Shetland, Jen Hadfield was the youngest person ever to win the TS Eliot prize(for her collection Nigh-No-Place)and was the Charles Causey Poet in Residence throughout Autumn 2018.