PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant
School of Arts, English and Languages
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Matthew Munro is a final year Creative Writing PhD student at Queen’s University Belfast. He has an Engineering Degree, an MSc in Satellite Communications and Spacecraft Technology from UCL with a project that examined icecap data from the ERS-1 remote sensing satellite and a thirty-year career in education – including senior adviser roles and two principalships. Building on this and an MA in creative writing, he is exploring the convergence of these themes in a PhD project examining the pedagogical effectiveness of climate change fiction and how this can be enhanced through the narrative conventions of crime fiction. He also writes reviews and articles for the speculative fiction website www.fantasy-hive.co.uk under the pseudonyms The Unseen Academic and T.O.Munro, and has written a successful self-published fantasy trilogy The Lady of the Helm (2013).