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Professor Stuart Hampton-Reeves - Director of Centre
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Professor Stuart Hampton-Reeves is the first Professor of Research-informed Teaching. Stuart gained a first-class degree in English and Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick in 1992, and stayed at Warwick to take an MA (Distinction) in English Literature in 1993 and a PhD on 'Henry VI in Performance' in 1997. He was appointed to the post of Lecturer in English and Drama at the University of Central Lancashire in 1997 to develop UCLan's first Drama programme and later launched a degree in English and Theatre Studies and an online PGCert in Contemporary Shakespeare. He later became a Principal Lecturer and Subject Leader for English&Drama, and was seconded for two years as a Teaching Fellow in E-Learning. In 2007, Stuart became Professor of Research-informed Teaching and established the Centre for Research-informed Teaching.

Stuart's research interests include Shakespeare in Performance and Undergraduate Research. He was the Performance Editor of the journal Shakespeare and the General Editor (with Bridget Escolme) of Palgrave's Shakespeare in Practice series. He is also Chair of the British Shakespeare Association and currently chairs the steering group of the British Conference of Undergraduate Research ( He is the author of several books on Shakespeare in performance and Shakespeare's History Plays including:

(with Carol Chillington Rutter) Shakespeare in Performance: The Henry VI Plays (Manchester University Press)
(with Dermot Cavanagh and Stephen Longstaffe) Shakespeare's Histories and Counter-Histories
The Shakespeare Handbooks: Measure for Measure
The Shakespeare Handbooks: Othello (Palgrave)

Stuart is also a trustee and director of the British Shakespeare Association and the Blackpool Grand Theatre. He regularly gives keynotes lectures and workshops on undergraduate research, research-informed teaching and Shakespeare in performance.

Stuart' full academic profile can be accessed at