Helena Blakemore

Helena Blakemore

Senior Lecturer

Quality Leader

Department of Music, Writing & Performance , School of Arts and Creative Industries

Helena Blakemore is a Senior Lecturer, teaching on BA Creative & Professional Writing, and is also the Quality Leader for the School of Arts & Creative Industries.

In addition to these roles, she is also the UEL co-ordinator for the Royal Literary Fund Fellows, who offer academic writing support to students across the University, and is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE. Helena is a long-standing member of the Higher Education Committee of the National Association of Writers in Education (the Creative Writing subject Association) and has delivered conference papers in the UK and the USA on professional development, post-graduate research, student diversity, and pedagogy as they relate to the study and teaching of Creative Writing. She is also on the Editorial Boards of the two NAWE publications, WRITING IN EDUCATION and the peer-reviewed journal WRITING IN PRACTICE: THE JOURNAL OF CREATIVE WRITING RESEARCH.


  • MA (Dist.) Literature, Queen Mary College, University of London, 1988
  • BA (Hons) Literature & Drama (Upper II), Middlesex University, 1987

Areas Of Interest

  • Contemporary fiction and hybrid writing
  • Creative writing practice and pedagogy
  • Media and cultural relationships
  • Literary and cultural value
  • Employability and diversity issues