In March 2020, I retired from York St John University after over twenty years of teaching.
I took up the role of senior lecturer in August 2016, after taking on several Principal Lecturer and Leadership roles, and I now focus on my research and my teaching. I teach on the Shakespeare module, the Contemporary MA and Literature’s employability module. Julie also contributes to the University’s Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.
Prior to moving to an SL role, I had been in involved in many strategic developments at York St John University. I have worked as Head of Department: Humanities, Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Arts (Student Experience) and Principal lecturer responsibility for quality in the School of Management, Community and Communication (now York Business School). As Principal Lecturer with responsibility for the University’s Joint Honours programmes, I introduced new subject pairings and established a format for delivery which still underpins the Joint Honours awards today.
During my time as Head of Department, I oversaw the introduction of new programmes in Creative Writing, Geography, War Studies and American Studies.
I am interested in Digital Learning and has developed Distance Learning modules for students who are studying abroad for a semester.
I am completing my PhD at the Shakespeare Institute: University of Birmingham. The thesis focuses on Maria Aberg’s work for the Royal Shakespeare Company (2012-2018). My research is on Contemporary Shakespeare Performance and when I’m not teaching, I can usually be found in a theatre. I draw on my research to bring actors into the classroom and run trips to the theatre for the students.
My blog is betweentheactsblog.com