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Senior Lecturer, Creative Writing, Anglia Ruskin University

After studying English and Politics, Colette completed a MLitt in Creative Writing, and then a PhD, funded by a Carnegie Scholarship. During this time, she worked as a postgraduate tutor in English Literature for the University of Glasgow, teaching a survey course from Milton to Angela Carter.

After she finished her PhD, she taught Creative Writing at Glasgow University (MA level) and at Strathclyde University (BA level) and also for Visibility Scotland. She has worked at ARU since 2008 where she teaches mainly on the short story, and supervises students at all levels.

Colette has published in many literary magazines and journals, and two of her stories were recently included in Victoria Hislop’s anthology, The Story: 100 Great Stories of Love & Loss.

Research interests
Short fiction, theory and practice
Prose fiction
Narrative theory
Contemporary women’s writing