The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling (GEECS) has an experienced staff, a growing number of research students, and a truly international profile working with partners across the globe.

Core Team

Prof Hamish Fyfe, Centre Director
Dr Patrick Ryan, Centre Research Fellow
Dr Emily Underwood-Lee, Centre Research Fellow

Steering Group

Prof Barry Atkins
Prof Florence Ayisi
Dr Paul Carr
Dr Alice Entwistle
Prof Kevin Mills
Dr Marta Minier
Dr Roiyah Saltus
Dr Yafa Shanneik

Steering Group External Members

Prof Chris Morris
Karen Lewis
Prof Richard Hand

The Heritage of Orchards & Cider Making in Wales

Catrin James, Research Associate, The Heritage of Orchards & Cider Making in Wales

Research Assistant: 2016 Symposium

Denis Lennon

Visiting Prof

Prof Mike Wilson

Visiting Fellow

Dr Steve Killick

Visiting Researchers

Nicole Matthews (2013)
Anna Camps (2011)
Joseph Sobol (2009)


Dr Jodie Allinson
Michael Carklin
Dr Anne Fothergill
Dr Sharif Gemie
Prof Philip Gross
Rhiannon Packer
Dr Christina Papagiannouli
Dr Ceri Price
Dr Hilary Ramsden
Dr Linda Ross
Dr Angharad Saunders
Leonie Sharrock
Dr Rob Smith
Philippa Watkins
Dr Rebecca Williams
Rhiannon Williams
Dr Jonathan Wynne Evans

All research active USW academic staff at any career stage are welcome to apply for Centre membership. If you would like to become a member of the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling please send an email giving a brief description of your research interests and experiences in not more than 150 words and a short statement outlining what you hope to gain from Centre membership to All expressions of interest are reviewed by the Centre steering group.

Senior Associate

Karen Lewis is a former Director of the Centre who now works as an independent researcher and consultant.


Dr David Llewellyn, Research Associate, Stories of change