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Vivienne Bates

Biography I have worked at the University since 2013 in a number of roles. I am currently working with three research projects on a part time, fixed term basis, providing support to the teams. Camping, handicrafts and spending time with family fill the rest of my time. Highlights of her work to date Highlights would […]


Alice Waterson

I am the Project Coordinator for the Wellcome Trust-funded project, Shame and Medicine, which is a collaboration with Professor Luna Dolezal (Exeter), Dr Matthew Gibson (Birmingham) and Dr Barry Lyons (Trinity College Dublin).  I also work on the Scenes of Shame and Stigma in COVID-19 AHRC funded project. I graduated from the University of Leeds […]


Kate Ellis

I am the Centre Manager, responsible for facilitating the delivery of the Centre’s strategic plans, in liaison with the Centre’s senior management team and the College of Humanities. I am a strong advocate for collaborative working, and have spent the last two decades facilitating cross-pollination of ideas in both my professional work in Higher Education, […]


Emma Fowler

I support the Centre Operations team with the day to day running of the Centre, in particular for visiting speakers and researchers from all over the world.  


Melanie Shaw

I provide finance, administrative, logistical, and communications support to the professors, PhD students and postdoctoral research fellows who use the Centre, and for academic and community partners on our Beacon projects.


Lucy Hodges

Biography My academic background is in the Humanities – I have a BA (Hons) in English Studies, and an MA in Eighteenth Century Studies (my first introduction to interdisciplinary research, when I combined literature, gender studies and history!). I graduated from the latter in 2010, and have worked in universities ever since. Initially, I worked […]