Dr Tamsin Kilner grew up in East Sussex and came to live in Devon in 1998, when she started an undergraduate degree at the University of Exeter. Having gained a BA (Hons) in English with Medieval Studies (Dean’s Commendation) in 2001, she stayed on to complete an MA (Dist.) in English Studies and then a PhD (‘Empire of the Imagination’: Victorian Popular Fiction and the Occult) for which she was lucky enough to receive funding from Exeter’s School of Arts, Languages and Literatures. She has also worked as a research assistant on Exeter’s e-learning provision, and on Early Stuart Libels, as well as having been an online tutor for Widening Participation (again for the University of Exeter).
Part of her PhD was spent teaching core undergraduate modules for two years, something which she thoroughly enjoyed, and she now works as an education advisor in the University of Exeter’s Academic Development team, as well as teaching courses like these. She has written for The Ecologist, The Source South-West, and Juno Magazine, and she works regularly as a copy editor on academic titles. She has been an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2013.
Courses delivered by Tamsin: