culture + environment creating health + wellbeing engaged research

Kate Ellis

Centre Co-Director: Centre Manager

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, and in my independent creative practice as a playwright and theatremaker. I am very excited to be working within the Centre’s innovative and creative transdisciplinary environment, supporting research teams who, through open discussion, divergent perspectives, challenge and counter-challenge, are developing life-changing work.

I have been working in the Higher Education sector since 2000, with professional expertise in quality assurance, policy development, student support, student case management, and regulatory compliance.

I have completed Advance HE’s Aurora leadership development programme (#IamAurora !), and have been an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2014.

I have a PhD in English Literature, with specific research interests in seventeenth-century English politics, literature, and culture.

I look forward to talking to you soon!