Professor John Strachan

Director of GuildHE Research

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise at Bath Spa University, John has responsibility for research activities and REF reporting.  In addition, as Dean of the Graduate College at Bath Spa, he also has oversight of postgraduate research students at the university.
John has masters and doctoral degrees from Oxford University.  A professor of English Literature since 2005, he has published and edited more than a dozen books on Romantic literature and Revival-era Irish literature.  His books include Advertising and Satirical Culture in the Romantic Era (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and a volume of poetry, Waterloo: The Field of Blood (AEN, 2015).  John is Associate Editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature.
Professor Strachan has strong links with universities worldwide, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and the Indian Sub-Continent.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and Chair of the Global Academy of Liberal Arts.  John is delighted to have been elected to the position of GuildHE Research in October 2019, succeeding Professor Peter Childs.