Lisa Gee



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Prior to joining the University of Birmingham,  Lisa was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate on the Ego Media Project at King’s College London, where her primary responsibility was to pull together, and contribute to a digital publication to which all team members contributed (currently under review with Stanford University Press). Her PhD by Practice involved collaborating with developer Michael Kowalski to create HayleyWorld, an interactive biography of William Hayley (1745-1820).

Lisa has worked in publishing as a publicist and, throughout the noughties, edited the Orange Prize for Fiction (now the Women’s Prize for Fiction) website, where she also sat on the Prize Management Committee. She has been Associate Director of Furner Communications Ltd for 20 years, working on a variety of accounts in the third and public sectors, and has written for most national newspapers. She has written two non-fiction works, edited a collection of poetry, and is contributing author to several other works. She initiated and made Disequilibrium with – and about – composer and binaural sound maven Nick Ryan for BBC Radio 3’s “Between the Ears” strand. The programme was selected as one of the nine best in the series’ history.

Research interests

As Research Fellow in Future Thinking, Lisa is working with Professor Max Saunders on developing a network and projects exploring the impact and effectiveness of different modes of thinking about the future. As part of this work, she is Programme Director of FUTURES by Tortoise, a series of essays exploring possible futures written by leading authors, thinkers and subject experts, published by Tortoise Media Ltd in conjunction with Unbound.

In addition to her future-focused work, Lisa is also working with a team at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, to develop A Museum of Relationships: a pilot digital edition of the correspondence of William Hayley (1745-1820).

Her research interests include:

  • Literature, art, culture, society, history and politics of/in the long eighteenth century
  • Creative writing
  • Digital narratives/storytelling


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