Curriculum Vitae

Maxine Branagh-Miscampbell, PhD Candidate, University of Stirling


October 2014 – present (2 years 9 month full-time, 8 months part-time).
Maternity Leave June 2017-June 2018

University of Stirling
PhD: Preliminary title – ‘The Young Scottish Reader in the Long Eighteenth Century’ Supervised by Dr Katie Halsey and Dr Bethan Benwell. AHRC funded.

September 2013- September 2014: University of Stirling MRes Humanities (with Distinction): Dissertation (25,000 words) – ‘The Practice and Representation of Reading and Education in Edinburgh, 1790-1870’, Supervisor: Dr Katie Halsey

September 2009-July 2012: University of Stirling BA (Hons) English Studies (first class): Dissertation (15,000 words) – ‘Narrative Didacticism, Gender Ideology and the Process of Socialisation in Twentieth-Century Children's Literature'. Supervisor: Dr Bethan Benwell

September 2006 – May 2009: University of Edinburgh *Undergraduate Diploma of Higher Education (English Literature, German, French) *Erasmus semester at the University of Vienna (2008) *British Council English Language Assistant placement in Vienna, Austria. (2009)


2017 University of Stirling Research Postgraduate Fund (£960.40) - archival visits
2016 University of St Andrews Library Visiting Fellowship
2016 British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Postgraduate Conference Travel Bursary (£100)
2015 Scottish Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities Cohort Development Fund, to run postgraduate training event: Research Blogging in the Arts and Humanities (£2023)
2015 Scottish Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities Student Development Fund (£500)
2015 British Association for Romantic Studies Postgraduate Conference Travel Bursary (£50)
2014-17 Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship (£54,385)
2013-14 University of Stirling Postgraduate Merit Scholarship (£2000)


Seminar Teaching

2016-2017, Teaching Assistant on module: 'Feedback First' with Student Learning Services (undergraduate & taught Masters)

2016-2017, Teaching Assistant 'Academic Writing Skills 1 & 2' on BA Honours Translation and Interpreting Studies (level 10)


2015-2016 and 2016-2017 - Lecture 'Innocence and Experience'​ on module: 'British Romanticism, 1785-1832' (level 10)

Other Experience

November 2015-April 2016: Internship, 'Policy Stories' at Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities. Event management and creation of legacy materials to accompany the AHRC-funded workshop, 'Policy Stories', training Arts & Humanities PhDs and Early-Career Researchers in how to use their research to influence public and cultural policy. Resources can be viewed here.

August 2015: Workshop Organisation SGSAH-funded Workshop
Read more about the workshop and its outcomes here.

June 2015: Conference Organisation University of Stirling Postgraduate Conference - 'Remembering and Forgetting: Cultural Memory Across Disciplines'.

September 2013-March 2015: Education Product Manager at Giglets Education ltd.. Creation and management of literacy, Modern Language and cross-curricular resources on an innovative digital platform for pre-school to secondary students.

November 2011-present: Self-Employed English Tutor
Taught Masters - English Literature (level 11)
Higher and National 5 English exam preparation (levels 5 and 6)
Primary and Secondary English and Literacy
English as a Second Language
Study Skills (level 5+)