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I joined the University of Huddersfield in 2008, having taught previously at a number of universities, including The Open University. I was awarded a PhD on the novels of Michèle Roberts from the University of Aberdeen in 2002. I also completed a PGCE in Further and Higher Education at the University of Wolverhampton in 2002. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

 I am the Co-Director for the Dementia and Cultural Narrative Network. I am the Primary Research Collaborator on the project 'Ageing and Illness in British and Japanese Children's Picturebooks 1950-2000: Historical and Cross-Cultural perspectives', funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (9880000 yen). 

I am the External Examiner for the Humanities Programme at the University of Hertfordshire. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Writing beyond the second wave: ageing into postfeminism and beyond
  • The ageing female body in literature and culture
  • Narrating dementia
  • Writing the third and fourth ages
  • Ageing across and between generations in literature

Research Degree Supervision

I am currently main supervisor for two PhD students. Their topics are affect, adaptation and filmic autobiography, and creative writing: fantasy and illness. 

I am main supervisor for three MA by Research students. They are researching: gender and the gaze in action film; AI and contemporary film; and Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction. 

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Research Output 2002 2019

Contemporary Narratives of Dementia: Ethics, Ageing, Politics

Falcus, S. & Sako, K., 2 Jan 2019, 1 ed. New York: Routledge. 228 p. (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

moral philosophy

Decline and Progress Narrative

Falcus, S. & El Madawi, S., 18 Jul 2019, Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Gu, D. & Dupre, M. E. (eds.). 1 ed. Springer, Cham, 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Open Access
Late Style

Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education: The Challenges of Adaptability

Falcus, S., Cameron, C. & Halsall, J., 1 Jan 2019, Mentorship, Leadership, and Research: Their Place within the Social Science Curriculum. Snowden, M. & Halsall, J. (eds.). Springer International Publishing AG, p. 129-146 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Approaches to Old Age: Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century

Oró-Piqueras, M. & Falcus, S., 2018, In : European Journal of English Studies. 22, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access

Activities 2016 2019

  • 3 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 3 Invited talk
  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Editorial work

Dis/appearing Subjects: Graphic Narratives of Dementia

Sarah Falcus (Speaker)
13 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Ageing, Illness, Care in Cultural and Literary Narrative

Sarah Falcus (Organiser), Katsura Sako (Organiser)
5 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Working Together

Sarah Falcus (Organiser)
23 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

ESSE 2018

Sarah Falcus (Participant)
29 Aug 20182 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

New Historical Perspectives on Ageing and the Life Course

Sarah Falcus (Keynote speaker)
19 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk