Professor Laura Peters

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development and Sustainability), Dean of the School of Humanities and Professor of English Literature

Laura is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development and Sustainability), Dean of the School of Humanities and a Professor. In her role as Pro Vice-Chancellor, Laura supports the delivery of the University's sustainability strategy with a particular focus on the academic staff base to ensure that all academic staff in the University are supported and encouraged to reach their full potential and achieve high levels of performance in teaching, research, and professional practice.

Laura joined Roehampton in 2001 having worked previously at Staffordshire University. Her background is in Victorian literature and empire having published widely in research which engages with diversity and diverse voices. Her books, Rereading Orphanhood: Text, Inheritance, Kin (with Diane Warren) (2020), Dickens and Race (2013), Dickens and Childhood (2012) and Orphan Texts: Victorian Orphans, Culture and Empire (2000) offer significant interventions in the field of Victorian Studies.

Prior to becoming Head of Humanities, Laura was the Head of Department, English and Creative Writing. Laura is an experienced teacher and is committed to learning and teaching, holding a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Association (now Advance HE)