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Academic Staff

Academics teaching on the English courses at the University of Suffolk are friendly, supportive, and offer exceptional standards of teaching and learning. The team comprises active researchers, award-winning lecturers, critically-acclaimed authors and members of the Higher Education Academy. In the past five years, English lecturers have won in two of the four categories in the University-wide Student-Led Teaching Awards and been shortlisted for six awards. In 2019, English achieved an overall satisfaction rate of 100% in the National Student Survey and was ranked 1st for student satisfaction with teaching in The Guardian University League Table. In the Complete University Guide English League Table 2020, English at the University of Suffolk is the overall No. 1 for Student Satisfaction in the country.


Course Leader

Dr Antonella Castelvedere

BA (Hons) English Literature with Language

BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing


Course Lecturers

Dr Antonella Castelvedere 

Dr Jenny Amos 

Dr Amanda Hodgkinson

Dr Lindsey Scott

Visiting Fellow in English

Gill Lowe


Visiting Professor of Literature

Professor Blake Morrison


Visiting Senior Fellow in Linguistics

Dr Jonathan Kasstan


Course Administrator

Claire Pirie


Visiting Writers

Professor Maggie Humm, Anthony Thwaite (OBE), Hugh Aldersey-Williams, Vanessa Gebbie

Francis Wheen, Louise Doughty, Michael Laskey, Cherry Smyth, Sheridan Winn, Patricia Mullin, Jill Dawson