Bath Spa University
Bath Spa University’s vision is to be a leading university in creativity, culture and enterprise. Through inspirational teaching and research, the University transforms students’ lives. Based in a World Heritage city and connected to a network of international partners, Bath Spa will ensure that its graduates are socially engaged global citizens. Three principles underpin the University’s vision: we are ethical, we are academically led, and we are focused on all our students acquiring the distinctive set of Bath Spa attributes.
In 2017, Bath Spa will celebrate 12 years as a university, 70 years of teacher education at Newton Park and over 160 years of teaching.
The University has been named by Which? as one of the top five creative universities in the UK, with around 7,000 students and 1,000 staff. Over 94 per cent of graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating, and many are successful freelancers, entrepreneurs or are employed in different companies across many sectors.
For further information: https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/
Research Lead: Professor John Strachan
John is Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & Enterprise), Dean of Graduate College and Director of Corsham Court Campus. He was previously acting Dean, School of Humanities and Cultural Industries and before that Associate Dean for Research, HCI.
John is Vice-Provost for Research and Development, Dean of Graduate College and Director of Corsham Court Campus. He was previously acting Dean, School of Humanities and Cultural Industries, and before that Associate Dean for Research, HCI.
John is Professor of English Literature. His research interests focus on British Romanticism, with a particular attention to Romantic-era popular culture, parody and satire, literary magazines and the work of Leigh Hunt, John Keats and William Wordsworth. He is fascinated by the relationship between literature and advertising, the subject of his monographs, Advertising and Satirical Culture in the Romantic Period, Cambridge University Press, 2007, and Advertising, Literature and Print Culture in Ireland, 1891-1922 (co-written with Claire Nally), Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Professor Strachan is an Associate Editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He previously held professorships at the universities of Northumbria and Sunderland.