Kate McLuskie is formerly Director of the Shakespeare Institute, a renowned research and postgraduate centre within the University of Birmingham. She has previously held senior academic leadership roles as Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Kent and Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Southampton.
Before taking up her position as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Southampton, Professor McLuskie was Head of English and Director of the Arts Faculty School of Research and Graduate Studies. She has been actively involved in the work of the Arts and Humanities Research Board and is also Fellow of the English Institute.
Kate McLuskie has recently completed an AHRC funded research project; 'Interrogating cultural value in 21st Century England: the case of Shakespeare'. The research was published by Manchester University Press as 'Cultural Value in Twenty-first Century England. The Case of Shakespeare'. She is a trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and a member of the British Library Board.