Dr Emma Trott

Dr Emma Trott


My PhD thesis (undertaken at Leeds) explored the relationship between creativity and the environment in the poetry of Jon Silkin and Simon Armitage in the context of a world in crisis.

Research interests

I am working on a project that analyses contemporary poetry in the context of discussions about metaphors used in medicine, and on a project exploring changes in sensory experience in restored peatlands.

I am involved with the Leeds Poetry Centre, and am a member of the School of English Environmental Humanities Research Group. 

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  • PhD in the School of English, University of Leeds
  • MA Modern and Contemporary Literature, University of Leeds
  • BA English Language and Literature (European), University of Leeds

Professional memberships


Student education

I teach undergraduate modules, primarily on contemporary literature, literature and the environment, poetry and romantic literature, and supervise final year projects.

Research groups and institutes

  • Environmental Humanities Research Group