Dr Ursula Hurley

OrganisationDr Ursula Hurley

University of Salford

Job Title

Director of the Doctoral School


My current role is a secondment to set up Salford's new Doctoral School, working with our research community to enhance visibility, training and impact. Alongside this, I continue to teach and research in English and Creative Writing. Before embarking upon an academic career, I worked in the creative industries, and in the public and voluntary sectors in various writing-related roles. My practice-based PhD somehow fitted into the mix, taking me 7 years part-time!

My research interests are in creative process, innovative pedagogy, and experimental writing practices. I am Principal Investigator for the AHRC funded project, 'In the Making', exploring disability and 3D printing:  http://www.inthemaking.org.uk/ . Most recently I secured AHRC funding for a series of training events to support researchers in writing critically about creative practices. Further details of my publications are available here: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/view/authors/2577.html

I enjoy cross-disciplinary and inter-sectoral collaborations - if you would like to get in touch, my email address is: U.K.Hurley@salford.ac.uk