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Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor Walford Davies
Professor Damian Walford Davies MA MPhil DPhil FLSW

Professor Damian Walford Davies is Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Professor Walford Davies is responsible for the overall management and leadership of the College. He plays a key role in setting the strategy and direction of the College and in promoting the development of learning and teaching and research excellence. As Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Walford Davies is also a member of the University Executive Board.

Professor Walford Davies served as the first Chair of Literature Wales – one of Wales’s seven national arts companies – from 2012 to 2018. He is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

His recent work includes publications on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, shipwreck and trauma; John Keats’s wrestling with the disease that killed him; an edited collection that explores Roald Dahl’s formative relation to Wales, Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected; and the poetry collection Judas.


His main fields of research are Romanticism, in particular the relation between literature and politics in the age of revolution; the wider material cultures of the Romantic period; Romantic historicism and the methodologies of Romantic Studies; Romanticism and geography/ cartography; Welsh  Writing in English; twentieth-century poetry; and Creative Writing (in  particular poetry and ekphrasis/word-and-image) - together with the interfaces between these periods/disciplines.

Academic Schools

The College consists of 10 Schools:

Contact details

Personal Assistant: Donna Beckerley