More about Rebecca
I grew up in Beeston and graduated with a 2.1 in English Literature from the University of Sheffield in 1990.
I had careers as a teacher, and at the Department for Work and Pensions. After applying for voluntary
redundancy I re-entered higher education and came to NTU in 2012 as a Masters student, and graduated
with a distinction in 2013.
Somewhere in the middle I had two children, who are now aged 10 and 15.
During my PhD project, which explores the relationship between poetry and time, I have developed Creative
Writing workshops for community groups. I have been awarded additional funding for a six-month placement
as Poet-in-Residence at Newstead Abbey.
I have also been awarded the inaugural Midlands3Cities Public Engagement Award.
My ambition is to continue to write and to put my love of literature to good use in HE.
Director of Studies: Dr Sarah Jackson