Menu Close

Valerie Grace Derbyshire

Impact Officer, University of Derby

PhD graduate with research interests in eighteenth-century literature, literature of the British Romanticism and contemporary romantic fiction. Background experience in Higher Education, Further Education, event management, labour market research, administration, the public sector and student guidance and pastoral care.


  • 2021–present
    Impact Officer, University of Derby
  • 2019–2021
    Engagement Officer, University of Derby
  • 2015–2018
    Doctoral Researcher, University of Sheffield


  • 2018 
    University of Sheffield, PhD Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • 2018 
    University of Sheffield, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2015 
    University of Sheffield, MA English Literature


  • 2021
    'A Tale of Two Smiths': In Pursuit of the Picturesque in Emmeline, the Orphan of the Castle (1788)", Placing Charlotte Smith, ed. Elizabeth A Dolan and Jacqueline M Labbe
  • 2020
    The Picturesque, The Sublime, The Beautiful: Visual Artistry in the Works of Charlotte Smith (1749-1806),

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    AHRC Competition Student: WRoCAH
    Doctoral Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council