Professor Robert Sheppard, who taught Creative Writing at Edge Hill for many years is now Professor Emeritus. He will continue to supervise PhDs. A new writer has arrived within the team in Dr Zaynab Allak, also a poet. Zaynab arrives at Edge Hill from Nottingham Trent, where she was completing her graduate studies. We also have a new appointment imminent with Clare Dean, a fiction writer, starting in August 2018.