Dr Shareena Hamzah-Osbourne completed her PhD in English Literature at Swansea University, specialising in contemporary women’s writing and gender & sexuality studies. She has peer-reviewed numerous articles for the Contemporary Women's Writing journal, and her book, Jeanette Winterson's Narratives of Desire was published in June 2021, with the paperback edition released in April 2023. Prior to her career in Higher Education, she worked in corporate communications in Malaysia. She has extensive experience in HE teaching and gained FHEA status in 2020, having taught full-time undergraduate and part-time mature students at universities in Malaysia, Iran, and the UK. As a Florence Mockeridge Fellow at Swansea University in 2019-20, Dr Hamzah-Osbourne participated in various interdisciplinary research activities. She is currently completing Advanced Higher Education’s “Diversifying Leadership Programme”, funded by Swansea University. She works as the IT Service Desk Coordinator at Swansea University, leading a team who are the first line of contact for IT incidents and requests.
In addition to her professional achievements, Shareena is an ardent advocate for promoting diversity and inclusivity among Early Career Researchers in Wales, believing it to be of utmost importance.