Organisers | About

thumb-smallDr Robert P. Irvine
Senior Lecturer in English Literature; principal investigator

Dr Robert Irvine is Senior Lecturer in English Literature in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures. He is the former head of the PhD programme in English Literature. During this time he oversaw the review and redevelopment of the Research Methods and Practices Seminar Series for postgraduate researchers in English Literature, as well as the revamp of the Professional Skills Seminar Series for upper-year PhD students. He also served as Chair of the School Committee that developed the new framework for doctoral researcher training and progression in LLC. His interest in postgraduate researcher training dates back to his first academic appointment where he contributed to a similar programme.

10636799_150029628500592_4224235917164656482_oMuireann Crowley
PhD candidate in English Literature; project research assistant

Muireann Crowley is a PhD student in English Literature. She holds a BA (Hons) in English and Philosophy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from University College Cork; an MA in the Philosophy and Ethics of Mental Health from University of Warwick; and an MSc Literature and Modernity from the University of Edinburgh. She has been the co-organiser of several postgraduate-led training initiatives, including Edinburgh Journal Article Writing Week (EdJoWriWE) and the storytelling and public engagement training project At Home in Scotland: Stories of Place. She is the School Senior Leader (Peer Support) for LLC, for which she was an awarded a EUSA Impact Award for Best Staff Member Supporting a Student Project (2014/15).

thumb-smallYanbing Er
PhD candidate in English Literature; project research assistant

Yanbing Er is a third-year PhD student in English Literature. She graduated with a first-class BA Honours degree in English Literature from Nanyang Technological University in 2011. She obtained a distinction in an MSc by Research in Critical Theory from the University of Edinburgh in 2013, and began her PhD in English Literature in the same year. Yanbing served as co-editor and treasurer for FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts in 2014/15, and is currently the student representative for PhD in English Literature on the Staff Student Liaison Committee.