Dr Caitlin Stobie

Dr Caitlin Stobie


I am an author of fiction, literary criticism and poetry. I joined the University of Leeds as Lecturer in Creative Writing and Programme Leader for the BA English Literature with Creative Writing in 2022.

Previously I completed my PhD in English Literature at the University of Leeds in 2019, and worked as a Wellcome-funded postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leeds (2019–21) and the University of Oxford (2021–22). I have taught English Literature and Creative Writing at a number of institutions in the UK, the US and South Africa. 


  • Programme Leader, BA English Literature with Creative Writing

Research interests

My debut poetry collection, Thin Slices, was published by Verve Poetry Press in 2022.

My monograph, Abortion Ecologies in Southern African Fiction, is published by Bloomsbury Academic (2023). 

My work is informed by the relationship between human and nonhuman bodies, focusing on environmental and medical issues. Much of my writing explores bioethics, particularly reproductive health. I am interested in interdisciplinary collaborations between the arts and sciences, as demonstrated by my collaboration on the Leeds Creative Labs: Bragg Edition with Prof. Paul Beales.

I am a member of the editorial team at Stand, Leeds’s international literary journal, and founder of the Leeds Animal Studies Network

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  • PhD English Literature
  • MA Critical Theory
  • BA (Hons) English Literature

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow of Advance HE
  • Society of Authors
  • National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)
  • Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research

Student education

I am Programme Leader for the BA English Literature with Creative Writing (2022–25) and a PhD supervisor in Creative Writing and the Environmental and Medical Humanities. I would welcome practice-based PGR applications in areas related to my specialisms. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Medical Humanities Research Group
  • Environmental Humanities Research Group
  • Poetry Centre
  • Creative Writing at Leeds

Current postgraduate researchers

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