Dr Alastair Hagger

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  • Qualifications:PhD Creative Writing (Screenwriting and Adaptation Studies)
  • Position:Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing
  • Department:ACE - Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Telephone:+4411732 82673

About me

Dr Alastair Hagger is a Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing at UWE. He is a professional copywriter, and an arts and lifestyle features writer for Forbes Africa and other publications around the world. He has lived in Japan, Botswana, Kenya and South Africa. He is a winner of the Media Institute of Southern Africa Sports Writer of the Year Award, and in 2016 was Project Director for the Botswana arm of the global 'Shakespeare Lives' project for the UK High Commission in Gaborone and the British Council. He gained a PhD in Creative Writing (Screenwriting and Adaptation Studies) at the University of West London for his practice as research project 'Turpin: the Notorious', in which he created a four-part television series script based on the life of the 18th-century criminal Dick Turpin, and developed a new creative writing theoretical model for adaptations of history, called the 'hierarchy of hypotexts'.

Area of expertise

Creative writing, copywriting and brand identity, features journalism, literature project management


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