Ross heads up a small, handpicked team of creative and critical writers, editors, and private tutors. He is currently completing his practice-led creative writing PhD at York St John University, with a focus on short story cycles.
Previously, he attended the University of Gloucestershire, and achieved his BA (Hons) in Creative Writing, for which he was awarded the Francis Close Hall Creative Writing Prize for the highest dissertation mark, and his MA in Creative and Critical Writing, for which he was awarded a postgraduate bursary from the UoG Annual Fund for Excellence, and the Tutors’ Prize for outstanding academic achievement, achieving the highest aggregate mark on the course.
Ross continues to publish creative, critical, and academic work. He was the founder and editor-in-chief of Superlative – The Literary Journal, which published quality, innovative work by emerging short story writers, in order to promote new, developing authors and the art of the short story to readers worldwide.
He is a professional member of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE), where he attends regular writing conferences and has access to the latest writing in education materials. He enjoys educating, guest lectures on creative writing courses at colleges and universities, and has numerous education and training qualifications.
Practice-led Creative Writing PhD
York St John University
Creative & Critical Writing MA
University of Gloucestershire
How might a creatively interlinked collection of short stories, produced by a single author, establish a new short fiction subgenre?
The Berlin Division
Teaching Creative Writing, Creative Industries, Popular Culture, Creativity, Research Methods, Creative Projects: Beginnings and Developments.
Creative Writing BA (Hons) 1st Class
University of Gloucestershire
The Guąrdian Chronicles and Snake Charmer: A Creative and Critical Analysis of Stereotypes and Archetypes in Fantasy Fiction.
Experimental and Transgressive Prose, Poetry Masterclass, Modelling Creativity, Writing the Novel, Engaging Humanities, Autobiography Confession and Creative Non-fiction, Fictionalising the Recent Past, Advanced Prose, The Writing Business Getting Published, Creative Industries.
My Core Values
Knowledge is the cornerstone of our world – without it, we would have nothing. I have dedicated my professional life to it.
People do well and work hard at things they care about. I care about reading, writing, editing, teaching – I enjoy passing on knowledge.
In academia, there is a saying: publish or perish. No matter the subject, creativity is key: create, innovate, or be too late.
I have been a cheesemaker, military police officer, manager, writer, editor, tutor, academic, and more; throughout them all, reliability, commitment, and hard work were key.
Integrity, honesty, and respect must underpin all that we do – in our busy, complex, demanding world, they are crucial.