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Children's Literature Research Centre People

Staff members and Associates of the group are listed below. Where possible, names are linked to personal profiles which contain contact details and further information about research and teaching activities. In the listing, a blue star (star) indicates those available to supervise research students.


Karen Coats

Professor of Education
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Academic Staff

Frances Foster

Senior Teaching Associate - Classics

Zoe Jaques

Professor of Children's Literature
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Joe Sutliff Sanders

University Associate Professor
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Blanka Grzegorczyk

Teaching Associate
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Affiliated staff

  • Rosemary Austin, Librarian, Homerton College
  • Melanie Keene, Fellow, Homerton College
  • Jonathan Padley, Fellow, Churchill College
  • Morag Styles, Fellow Emerita, Homerton College
  • David Whitley, Fellow, Homerton College

Doctoral students

  • Art Paterson
  • Yi Wang
  • Niyi Adelakun
  • Lindsay Burton
  • Georgios Chatziavgerinos
  • Sing Cheung
  • Jodie Coates
  • Zoe Du
  • Gabriel Duckels
  • Lily Rose Fitzmaurice
  • Kata Fritis
  • Anna Harrison
  • Nicol Hilton
  • Elizabeth Leung
  • Clare Mahon
  • Andy McCormack
  • Madison McLeod
  • Tara MacMahon
  • Maggie Meimaridi
  • Victoria Mullins
  • Carla Plieth
  • Stella Pryce
  • Anna Purkiss
  • Emily Rushton
  • Tyler Shores
  • Carrie Spencer
  • Julia Wang
  • He Zhu

Visiting scholars

We host visiting scholars working within children's literature for periods ranging from one week to one year. Visiting scholars join a friendly and supportive community of colleagues and students and participate in all of the CLRC's and the Faculty of Education's activities. They benefit from ample work space, IT support, and two libraries with excellent collections of children's literature and reference texts, in addition to the Cambridge University Library.

As being a visiting scholar at Cambridge is highly attractive the CLRC is only able to host a limited number at a time. We typically receive applications a year in advance. Please note that visiting scholar status does not include supervision.

See the About the Faculty of Education Visiting Scholars page or contact Karen Coats ( for further information about the role of visiting scholars or application procedures.

View recommendations on our Previous Visitors pdf.