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Edward Powell

Dr Edward Powell
Job Title:
Study Adviser


  • one-to-one advice sessions with individual students on developing more effective study practices
  • general study skills teaching
  • develops resources to support student academic practices

Areas of Interest

Ed received his PhD in postcolonial literary and cultural studies from the University of Leeds in 2015. After several years working in university libraries, he decided to pursue a career in Learning Development in 2018. He joined the Study Advice team in 2021, having previously worked in the Academic Skills service at the University of Winchester. He has experience of working with students from a broad range of backgrounds and subject areas, including students with Specific Learning Differences like dyslexia.

Ed enjoys reflecting on his own experiences as both a student and a teacher to find innovative ways of helping students gain the skills they need to get the most out of their university education.

Research groups / Centres




Powell, E. (2018), Equality or unity? Black Consciousness, white solidarity, and the new South Africa in Nadine Gordimer's Burger's Daughter and July's People, in Journal of Commonwealth Literature, DOI: 10.1177/0021989416687349

Powell, E. (2015) Postcolonial Critical Perspectives on 'the West', Social Hegemony, and Political Participation, PhD thesis, University of Leeds, Leeds, England

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