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Dr Llion Pryderi Roberts FHEA

Dr Llion Pryderi Roberts


Senior Lecturer

+44(0)29 2087 5304
1.76, John Percival Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Welsh speaking
Available for postgraduate supervision


I am a lecturer in Welsh and my main research and teaching areas include

  • Twentieth century literature and contemporary literature (in particular poetry (free verse and strict metre)
  • Nineteenth century prose (in particular life writing)
  • Biography, autobiography and life writing
  • Creative Writing and writing skills

I was appointed in 2003 as Research Assistant on the project ‘Perfformio o’r Pulpud’ (‘Performing from the Pulpit’) studying orality and performance in nineteenth and twentieth century dramatic Welsh preaching. In 2011, I was awarded a PhD degree for a dissertation on the development of Welsh biographical writing, focusing mainly on the lives written by Rev. Owen Thomas (Liverpool) to the notable and powerful preachers John Jones, Tal-y-sarn and Henry Rees. From 2009 to 2014, I contributed to the teaching of the Welsh Language Sabattical Scheme at the School of Welsh.


Honours and awards

  • BA Honours Welsh and Welsh History University of Wales Cardiff 1997
  • MPhil Cardiff University 2002
  • PhD Cardiff University 2011
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2014

Academic positions

  • Research Assistant Cardiff University School of Welsh
  • Language and Literature Tutor Cardiff University School of Welsh

Speaking engagements

  • ‘Duw Dawn a Dickens: Ar Drywydd Owen Thomas Lerpwl’ (‘God Talent and Dickens: In the Footsteps of Owen Thomas Liverpool’) (National Eisteddfod August 2012)
  • ‘“Pob peth yn cydweithio er daioni”: Cofiant...Thomas Charles’ (‘“All working together towards good”: Cofiant…Thomas Charles’) (Lampeter April 2013)
  • ‘Cofiannau Pregethwyr y Bedwaredd Ganrif ar Bymtheg’ (‘Biographies of Nineteenth-Century Preachers’) (National Library of Wales June 2013)
  • 'Holi’r Prifardd Rhys Iorwerth’ (‘The Poet Rhys Iorwerth in conversation’) (National Eisteddfod August 2014)
  • ‘Barddoniaeth a Barddoni’ (‘Poetry and Poetics’) (Clwb Cinio Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr) (February 2015)
  • '“Fy nghawl fy hun”: hunan/gofiant Gerallt Lloyd Owen' (International Congress of Celtic Studies Glasgow) (July 2015)

Committees and reviewing

  • School of Welsh School Board
  • School of Welsh Learning and Teaching Committee (Chair)
  • School of Welsh Board of Studies (BA) (Chair)
  • School of Welsh Examination Board
  • School of Welsh Extenuating Circumstances Panel (Chair)
  • School of Welsh Board of Studies (MA)
  • School of Welsh Research Committee
  • Cardiff University Education and Students Policy Network
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Directors of Learning and Teaching Forum
  • Cardiff University Education Portfolio's Student Engagement Steering Group



  • Rosser, S. et al. eds. 2013. Llên Cymru. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.