International research collaborators

The Faculty of Education and Arts hosts visiting international scholars who bring a wealth of experience and global perspective to share with our own researchers and students.

Global Innovation Chairs

Our Global Innovation Chairs are responsible for leading the development of research and evidence-based translational practice and policy across the University. They play a significant role in developing and maintaining the University's leadership in areas of research strength by facilitating greater engagement with international partners, driving stronger models of collaboration and maximising the translation and societal impact of our research.

Global Innovation Chair in Digital Humanities

Professor Ray Siemens
Distinguished Professor, University of Victoria, Canada
Host: School of Humanities and Social Science, 2019 – 2021

A visionary leader of collaborative, transformative, interdisciplinary scholarship and pedagogy, Ray Siemens is a distinguished Professor in English. His research interests are in early Tudor poetry and Renaissance literature, digital humanities, book history, scholarly editing, pedagogy, and scholarly communication.

Global Innovation Chair in the History of Violence

Professor Joanna Bourke
Professor of History, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck University of London, United Kingdom
Host: School of Humanities and Social Science, 2016 – 2020

A world-renowned historian who has profoundly shaped our understanding of subjects—violence, the body, the emotions—central to human experience. She has published prolifically on British, Irish, American and Australian societies from the nineteenth to twenty-first centuries, including histories of rape, fear, face-to-face killing and other vital, and previously taboo, topics. Professor Bourke is leading a five-year Investigator Award funded by the Welcome Trust which investigates the role of medicine and psychiatry in understanding, interpreting, treating, prosecuting and preventing sexual violence from the 19th century to the present.

Strategic Research Professors

Our Strategic Research Professors are international research scholars of high professional standing and profile that undertake intensive collaborative engagement with our local researchers.

Professor Rosalind Gill
Professor of Cultural and Social Analysis, City University of London, United Kingdom
Host: School of Humanities and Social Science, 2017 – 2020

Professor Gill is part of the ARC funded project team investigating ‘Young Hospitality Workers and Value Creation in the Service Economy’. Professor Gill gave a public lecture in 2018 called 'Love your body but hate it too' on the topic of femvertisting.

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