Dr Gavin Cole

Gavin's Profile

Job title

Assistant Director

Academic qualifications

BA hons., MA, PhD


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I originally studied English Literature before embarking upon my MA and AHRC-funded PhD, both focused upon medieval literature and manuscript traditions. During this time, I worked as a University tutor and lecturer at several UK Universities, teaching undergraduate courses on literature from the 5th-15th centuries, in addition to holding several research posts on major collaborative scholarly projects.

After my doctorate, I held several post-doctoral roles at Russell Group universities as a Research Fellow/Associate on various AHRC-funded projects (Vernon Manuscript Project; Wollaton Medieval Manuscripts Project).

Alongside my work in research and project management, I continued to teach and lecture on several undergraduate modules, publish on medieval topics and deliver professional and academic training to MA and PhD students. I then trained as a secondary level teacher and taught Key Stage 3, GCSE and AS/A Level English Language and Literature at a number of schools/colleges.

I joined University College Birmingham in 2014 as Lecturer in GCSE English.


GCSE English

Research interests and scholarly activity

Medieval textual traditions, Codicology, Paleography, the use of data in literary studies, History of the Book, Historiography, the use of data in for analysing GCSE attainment (post-16).

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