Research Impact

Engagement with media has allowed our researchers to be at the forefront of developing a rich cultural agenda at national and international levels, opening access to literature to a diverse audience.

This has resulted in four staff members succeeding in the New Generation Thinkers scheme. We also actively support impact in terms of reaching the general reader, through the publication of research in various, high-profile formats. The impact of such intervention into the nation’s cultural life creates new and evolving long-term contexts for thinking, understanding, writing and imagining.

We have secured considerable research grant funding, particularly from European Research Council, AHRC, the Ministry of Justice, The Leverhulme Trust, the Nuffield Foundation, the National Personality Disorder Programme, the Society of Authors and the Renaissance Society of America.

PULSE – Public Understanding of Literature, Science and the Environment

PULSE – Public Understanding of Literature, Science and the Environment

Dr Gregory Lynall, Dr Samuel Solnick

Literary Reading for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Literary Reading for Mental Health and Wellbeing

Dr Josie Billington

Transforming the Reception and Aesthetics of Contemporary British Poetry Ledbury Poetry Festival

Transforming the Reception and Aesthetics of Contemporary British Poetry

By Professor Deryn Rees-Jones

Illustrating Futures Illustrating Futures

Illustrating Futures

Dr David Hering

Olaf Stapledon Centre

Olaf Stapledon Centre for Speculative Futures

Dr Will Slocombe, Dr Gregory Lynall