Elsa Braekkan Payne

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Elsa Braekkan Payne undertakes research on an ongoing basis to support programme development and pedagogical innovation in creative writing. As a teacher of creative writing, she has a particular interest in pedagogical issues related to experiential learning, and to self-reflective discourse as a means of promoting and documenting a synthesis of theory and practice.

Dr Braekken Payne’s specialist genre is the short story, in particular the work of Katherine Mansfield, and historical developments in this genre (English, European, international), and her personal writing is mainly in the field of poetry/autobiographical poetry. She offers PhD supervision in any of the topics listed above.