Scholarly biography and interests
Dr Michael Wilson leads arts communications at Brighton. He has scholarly interests across a range of communications-related disciplines, especially creativity, writing craft and narrative, practice-led research, new media dissemination and the expression of identity.
He devised, commissioned and developed the communications systems for the university's College of Arts and Humanities, aiming for new standards of articulation of practice research and better support for researchers throughout the disciplines.
His work on the state of play in practice-led research for the AHRC/CHEAD joint initiative in 2009 continues to inform his work in progressing the understanding of connected research communities and the mechanisms that drive them.
He has a doctorate in literature from the University of Oxford and a first class degree in Language and Literature.
Qualified in EFL teaching, he taught for many years in private English language schools, largely with executive adult learners and European A level equivalent students, with a focus on grammar, style and textual interpretation.
While at the University of Brighton, Michael conceived, wrote and validated the module 'Marketing the Self', remodelled and retitled the Art, Design and Craft of Writing course, and was a member of the team that designed and validated the Design Futures BA(Hons) degree, in which he developed elements of narrative into the aims of design education.
He has taught Creative Writing, English Language and Victorian Literature and gives occasional lectures on nineteenth-century English language particularly in the realm of advertising and literacy.
He has been a member of validation and review boards, a member of College Management Groups, and of university boards for the development of various communications strands. His work at the university has included several intervention projects to develop connectivity and the development of an identity from the combined work across arts and humanities.
As part of his collaboration with Design research staff he has spoken on and published articles on narrative in design thinking. He has published work on poetry and voice and given talks on a number of issues around creativity, narrative and communication.
The results of his interest in writing include a blog on issues of writing craft and amateur writing. His work includes the regularly downloaded, prize-winning story Almost Steven Gerrard.
Connect with Michael Wilson:
Blog: Creative writing, writing as craft | Michael Wilson on LinkedIn | Dr MJ Wilson on twitter @GrubStreetBum | Dr Michael Wilson on Academia.edu
Research and scholarly activity