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The team

Introduce the course team from Manchester Metropolitan University

We want to introduce you to the team, both here at Manchester Metropolitan University, and beyond, who you’ll be seeing over the coming weeks!

Andrew McMillan Andrew McMillan, Professor of Contemporary Writing Andrew McMillan is a senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Alex Wheatle MBE Alex Wheatle MBE Alex Wheatle MBE is an internationally renowned, multi-award-winning author, with over 14 books. He has worked across various communities throughout his time writing.
Malika Booker Malika Booker Malika Booker is a poet primarily, as well as a writer and creative writing lecturer in the Manchester Writing School in Manchester Metropolitan University.
Becky Swain Becky Swain Becky Swain is the director of the Manchester Poetry Library at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is an experienced youth worker, English and Drama teacher, coach and arts learning facilitator. She has led national programmes for artists and teachers with Creative Partnerships and Creativity and Culture and Education (CCE), and creative writing programmes at Arvon. A Clore Fellow (2009) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, she is currently a member of the Young Poets’ Stories poetry writing development research.
Kaye Tew Kaye Tew Kaye Tew is the Education Manager for the Manchester Poetry Library at Manchester Metropolitan University. Building on her own experience of creative writing, Kaye has been responsible for developing countless creative outreach projects, events and resources. She has extensive experience of working collaboratively with teachers, librarians and other colleagues across the cultural and educational sectors and has a passion for bringing the best poetry and literature to children, young people and families.
Chloe Germaine Chloe Germaine Chloe Germaine is a Reader in the Department of English, researching and teaching across the disciplines of Literature, Creative Writing and Game Studies. She is also Co-Director of the Manchester Game Centre, a cross-faculty research group that brings together work on games from the Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Business and Management, Environmental Sciences and Computer Science.
Kirsten Jack Kirsten Jack Dr Kirsten Jack is a Professor of Nursing Education and Writing for Wellbeing Facilitator. She has a clinical background in primary health care nursing, working in various parts of the North-West of England, UK, during her career. She is a HEA National Teaching Fellow, Principal Fellow of the HEA and Fellow of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL). These awards evidence her enthusiasm for innovative pedagogy and educational leadership in higher education. Kirsten is particularly passionate about the ways poetry can enhance health and wellbeing. Her research interests centre on how poetry can support personal and professional development in health and social care students, and she has published widely on this subject.
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