Dr Susan Greenberg

Dr Susan Greenberg

Senior Lecturer

Department of English and Creative Writing


Susan has a long track record as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and the web. After stints at The Times and Reuters, she became Czech and Slovak correspondent for The Guardian, and then a web consultant, before taking up teaching and research. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a founding member of the International Association of Literary Journalism Studies.


PhD Information Studies (Publishing), University College London

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies

Consultancy experience

Teaching interests

Taught courses




'Editing, Fast and Slow' in Journalism Practice ((2015) DOI: 10.1080/17512786.2015.1114898


'The Ethics of Narrative: A Return to the Source' in Journalism: Theory, Practice, Criticism, vol. 15, July, pp 517 to 532 (2014)

'Personal experience, turned outward' in Free Associations, No 62, September, pp 151 to 174 (2011)

"Poetics of Fact", Times Higher Education magazine, August 12, 2010

'When the editor disappears, does editing disappear?'. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, Vol 16, No 1, February 2010, pp 7 to 21 (2010)

'Theory and Practice in Journalism Education', Journal of Media Practice, Volume 8, Issues 2/3, November 2007

'Response to John Beebe', Journal of Analytical Psychology, 2006, 51, 717–718


Editors Talk About Editing: Insights for Readers, Writers and Publishers, New York: Peter Lang (2015)

'Editorial Roles and Practices: Exploring the Creative Entreprise' in Abrahamson, David and Marcia R. Prior-Miller (eds) The Routledge Handbook of magazine Research: The Future of the Magazine Form, London: Routledge (2015)

'Slow journalism in the digital fast lane' in Keeble, Richard Lance and John Tulloch (eds) Global Literary Journalism: Exploring the Journalistic Imagination, New York: Peter Lang (2012)

'The Polish School of Reportage' in Keeble, Richard Lance and John Tulloch (eds) Global Literary Journalism: Exploring the Journalistic Imagination, New York: Peter Lang (2012)

'Knowing what you don't know' in Hillson David (ed) The Failure Files: Perspectives on Failure, Triarchy Press, pp 57 to 65 (2011)

Editor: Therapy on the couch, London: Camden Press (1999) 

Editor: Hate They Neighbour, London: Camden Press (1998) 

'Les funérailles nationales d'Imre Nagy' in A L'est: la mémoire retrouve, eds Brossat, Combe, Potel, Szurek, Paris: Editions la Decouverte (1990)

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Department news

Roehampton academic in conversation with Private Eye’s Ian Hislop

Dr Mary L. Shannon from the Department of English and Creative Writing met Ian Hislop in his Private Eye office to discuss press freedom, the importance of images in the Romantic and early Victorian period and his new radio play, ‘Trial by Laughter’.

James Smythe shortlisted for the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award

Senior Lecturer in creative writing and fiction, Dr James Smythe has been shortlisted for the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award, given for the best science fiction novel first published in the UK.

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