Helen Fulton trained as a Celticist at the University of Oxford and publishes widely on medieval Welsh, English and related literatures. She has held the Chair of Medieval Literature at the University of Bristol since 2015, and was previously Professor of Medieval Literature at the University of York. She is an expert on medieval texts, literary history, medieval languages, and the reception of medieval literature in the modern world. She is the editor of a number of volumes including Medieval Celtic Literature and Society (2005), The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature (2019), and Charlemagne in the Norse and Celtic Worlds (2022). Based on her expertise in Celtic languages, she was commissioned to invent two new languages for the Netflix series 'Cursed' which aired in 2020. She held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship in 2020-23 and is the Principal Investigator on the project 'MOWLIT: The Medieval March of Wales', awarded by the ERC and funded by UKRI (2023-28).
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales