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Dr Kate Mattacks Curriculum Development Officer

Kate works within the Curriculum Development team supporting a wide range of learning and teaching activity.


Kate supports curriculum development activity across the University, including through Curriculum Transformation and the Bath Blend. She has a particular interest in wellbeing and resilience in the curriculum.


Kate has worked as a published researcher and lecturer in HE for the last 27 years, leading modules in English Literature, Drama, Practical Theatre and Creative Writing. She has published articles on Victorian Theatre, Digital Archives & Research, Popular Fiction and Speech Disability. She has a monograph on M.E. Braddon coming out in 2021 with Palgrave Macmillan and an article on Tattoos as Writing Therapy/Reflective Practice.

Most recently she has worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher for the Stories of Ageing Project at the University of Reading/Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust to facilitate therapeutic writing activities for Elderly Complex Care Ward patients. During the first Covid-19 lockdown, this work extended to 5 NHS units, 4 prisons and wider communities. She also has Further Education and prison education experience, having taught Writing and English at a Cat C prison for 2 years. She continues to work alongside the Ministry of Justice to support vulnerable residents and staff to find creative strategies for wellbeing and resilience.


  • BA (Hons) in English Literature, University of Buckingham
  • MA in Victorian Literature, University of Buckingham
  • PhD in English, Keele University
  • MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes, Middlesex University
  • SEDA Cert