School of English – Professor Brendan Stone

Brendan Stone is a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy – a scheme that celebrates excellent practice and outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education.

His academic interests are varied, but one important strand centres on the development of initiatives which have genuine social impact, offering students the chance to develop practical experience and knowledge.

He has taught on a wide range of courses including: dystopian literature; medicine and narrative ethics; user perspectives in social work; the novella and the uncanny; trauma, identity and narrative.

Brendan is also the founder of Storying Sheffield, a project in which students work alongside Sheffield locals to co-produce narrative representations of their lives. He also leads the related course ‘HearingCommunity Stories’ in which undergraduates work with local residents to research community assets and challenges through the production and analysis of stories. These and other courses often include public events and outputs, such as exhibitions, film screenings, and publications.