Since 2008 Aidan has been a Senior Lecturer in English and Cultural Studies at the University.
He completed a PhD on Welsh literature (UoW 2007) and completed his BA and MA at the University of Wales Bangor (1993, 1999). His recent publications include papers on masculinity in 1930s Welsh literature, jazz in contemporary fiction, Welsh-language Victorian travel writing, politicians’ novels (recently featured at the Cheltenham Literature Festival and in the Times) and the work of Caradoc Evans.
Aidan is the Secretary of the Association for Welsh Writing in English, the Secretary of the UCU Wolverhampton City Branch and also the Secretary of British Fencing West Midlands Region; team manager England Tomorrow’s Achievers, coach and referee. He runs the social media accounts for the English department (@wlv_English) and the Association (@awwetweets).
As well as promoting the wellbeing and development of the staff and students at Governor level, Aidan sits on the Estates committee and is particularly interested in the university’s environmental policies and sustainability. He is also on the academic review group for the new VLE, contributed to rewriting the Student Charter and to the Media Review.