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Staff in the research group are listed below, together with brief descriptions of their research interests and links to their main research profiles.

Dr Gemma Allen, Lecturer in Early Modern History: political, religious and cultural history of later sixteenth and early seventeenth-century England, particularly the study of early modern women.

Dr SJ Allen, Associate Lecturer, Humanities: the Crusades, the Crusades and modern memory, medieval ecclesiastical history, medieval Islamic and Byzantine studies.

Dr Piers Baker-Bates, Honorary Associate, Art History: Italian and Spanish Art of the Sixteenth Century and especially processes of cultural exchange between the Italian Peninsula and the Spanish Imperial World

Dr Naomi Barker, Lecturer in Music: seventeenth-century Italian keyboard and other instrumental music, performance practice, cultural contexts and cross-disciplinary aspects of music and art.

Professor Richard Danson Brown, Professor of English Literature: sixteenth-century poetry, especially Spenser, and Shakespeare studies.

Dr Kathleen Christian, Lecturer in Art History: Italian art from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries, especially cross-cultural exchange and the reception of antiquity in early modern Italy.

Dr Leah Clark, Senior Lecturer in Art History: the creation of cultural networks through the exchange, collection and replication of precious objects in the fifteenth century, especially in the Italian courts.

Dr Martin Clarke, Lecturer in Music: sacred music and the relationships between music, theology and religious practice, particularly the hymnody of eighteenth-century Methodism.

Dr Charlotte Clifton-Moore, Associate Lecturer in History: seventeenth-century history, with a particular interest in the 1620s and 1630s and the road to Civil War.

Dr Helen Coffey, Lecturer in Music: civic and court musical patronage and exchange from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries, especially concerning Germany, Austria and Britain.

Dr Silvia De Renzi, Lecturer in History of Medicine: the uses of medical knowledge in Counter Reformation Italy, particularly the history of legal medicine and of dissecting practices.

Mary Emerson, Associate Lecturer in Art History.

Dr Suzanne Forbes, Lecturer in History: late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Irish and British history, particularly print culture and politics.

David Force, Research Student in Music: seventeenth-century domestic music, particularly the role of the organ in consort and devotional music in England.

Elizabeth Ford, Associate Lecturer in Arts and Humanities.

Dr Jonathan Gibson, Senior Lecturer in English: early modern literature and book history, particularly manuscript culture of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Professor Ole Grell, Professor of Early Modern History: European social and cultural history in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, particularly Calvinism, Anglo-Dutch relations, and the history of medicine.

Jill Harrison, Associate Lecturer in Art History: The political, economic and cultural history of early Trecento Italian art, networks of patronage and secular and civic imagery.

Dr Kathy Holman, Associate Lecturer in History: Early Medieval Britain and Scandinavia, particularly the Viking settlement of the British Isles and runic inscriptions.

Dr M A Katritzky, Senior Wilkes Research Fellow in Theatre Studies: early modern English and comparative literature and drama, particularly Shakespeare studies, book history and literature and medicine.

Dr Edmund King, Research Associate in English: book history and the history of reading, Shakespeare studies, and the authorship and attribution of early modern drama.

Professor Helen King, Chair in Classical Studies: classical medicine, particularly gynaecology and obstetrics, and its reception in the Renaissance and early modern period.

Dr Liz Lane, Associate Lecturer in Music: music composition, music arranging, music for disabled young musicians, especially OpenUp Music (Composer in Association).

Professor Anne Laurence, Professor of History: the seventeenth-century civil wars of the British Isles, women and gender in early modern Britain and Ireland, the early modern stock market in England and its private investors.

Dr Hannah Lavery, Lecturer in English: sixteenth- and seventeenth-century poetry, erotic and satiric literatures.

Dr Angeliki Lymberopoulou, Senior Lecturer in Art History: late and post-Byzantine artistic patronage and production in Venetian Crete (1211-1669), particularly of icons and frescoes.

Dr Sean McGlynn, FRHistS, Associate Lecturer in History: monarchy in medieval England and France, medieval warfare, war and non-combatants in medieval and early modern history,  medieval heresy, national identity through history.

Dr Elaine Moohan, Senior Lecturer in Music: fifteenth-century sacred music and its sources and music in Glasgow.

Dr Diana Newall, Associate Lecturer in Art Historythe cultural and artistic developments on Crete from the 13th -15th centuries.

Dr Anita Pacheco, Senior Lecturer in English: the Restoration, especially the work of Aphra Behn, early modern women's writing, and the relationship between literature and politics 1660-1688.

Dr Alice Sanger, Honorary Associate in Art History: art patronage and devotional practice of the Medici grand duchesses of the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

Dr Susie West, Senior Lecturer in Art History: the English country house, its landscape setting, and private libraries of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Dr Kim Woods, Honorary Associate in Art History: art of northern Europe from the mid-fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth century, especially sculpture, Netherlandish art, religious imagery and artistic exchange. 

Dr Neil Younger, Lecturer in History: sixteenth-century English history, particularly Elizabethan politics and government, the Tudor court and early modern European war and society.