Department of Humanities staff

Associate Professor of Creative Writing

Matthew Cheeseman is a writer. He works across fiction and non-fiction, drawing on critical theory and cultural studies, often collaborating with others to create books and pamphlets. He is Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Programme Leader for MA Creative Writing. A folklorist, he researches neoliberalism in post-war popular culture.

Matt Clegg
Lecturer in Creative Writing

I am a creative writing teacher and free-lance writer, with a background in literature development. From 1999 to 2001 I was poet in residence for the Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere.

Assistant Lecturer

Joatan is a lecturer in the fields of digital media and design.

Senior Lecturer in Professional Writing and Scriptwriting

Ivana Ebel with a student
Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Dr Ivana Ebel is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism working with undergraduate and research students. She has broad international experience and holds a PhD in Communication and Media Sciences. 

Senior Lecturer in History

Cath is a lecturer in modern British and European history and heritage, with research interests in nineteenth- and twentieth-century British cultural, social and intellectual history.

Senior Lecturer in Media Studies

Oliver Godsmark in a classroom.
Senior Lecturer in History; Programme Leader for MA History

Dr Oliver Godsmark is Senior Lecturer in History with an interest in colonialism, South Asia and India’s partition. His research focuses on citizenship and democracy, caste and tribe, and the South Asian diaspora. Experienced in public-facing history, he teaches across the undergraduate History programme, and is the programme leader for MA History.

Lecturer in English Language

Alice is a Lecturer in English Language, specialising in literary linguistics.

Simon Heywood
Senior Lecturer, Creative and Professional Writing

Simon is Senior Lecturer, Creative and Professional Writing.