Professor Morag Shiach

Biography of Professor Morag Shiach

Morag Shiach
Morag Shiach

Morag Shiach graduated MA from the University in 1980. She is currently a Professor of Cultural History at Queen Mary University of London.

Born in Aberdeenshire, Shiach first matriculated at the University in 1976 to study Drama and Philosophy. She played an active role with the Students Representative Council as both a member (1976) and convenor (1977) of the S.R.C. Arts Faculty Committee. She later undertook the role of Rector’s Assessor in 1979 under the Rectorship of John Bell, serving as the only woman on the University Court at that time. Her continued interest in the student affairs led to her appointment as Assessor of the S.R.C in 1980. In addition to her work in student politics, Shiach also represented the Queen Margaret Union in the Scottish Final of the ‘Observer Mace’ in 1979.

After graduating, Shiach moved to Canada to study for an MA in Communications at McGill University. She later returned to the UK to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. Shiach moved to Queen Mary University of London in 1987, where she has served as Head of the School of English and Drama, as Vice-Principal for Teaching and Learning, and also as Vice-Principal for Humanities and Social Sciences.

In addition to her Professorship, Shiach is also Director of Creativeworks, a knowledge exchange hub for the Creative Economy.


Professor Morag Shiach
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MA, 1980;
Occupation categories: professors
Record last updated: 20th Jan 2017

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