The power of the written word
29 Nov 19
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The University of Bolton’s specialist in English literature and philosophy, Dr Jill Marsden, has been promoted to the position of Professor.
Under Professor Marsden’s leadership, English and Creative Writing courses in the School of the Arts have ranked number one for Student Satisfaction in the North West in the Complete University Guide for four years in a row.
The English and Creative Writing department was ranked second in the UK by The Guardian University Guide.
Professor Marsden is an internationally recognised expert in the study of the relationships between literature, modernism and philosophy and has been published worldwide.
She is the Programme Leader for English and Creative Writing, Research Coordinator for the School of the Arts, a Member of Board of Studies for Research Degrees, a Member of Standing Panel for Research Degrees and a Member of School Board for Arts.
Professor Marsden has also been a key member of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 Steering Group.
Professor Patrick McGhee, Chair of the Professorial and Research Committee, said: “Professor Marsden is, in many ways, the epitome of TIRI academic excellence.
“She is an internationally accomplished researcher who shares her abundant expertise with students to help them achieve their full potential.
“She is an inspiration to her students and widely-respected by her colleagues.”
Professor Marsden said: “I am delighted to have been promoted to this position. I look forward to playing a significant role in supporting research at the University.”
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