Kate McLuskie, Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Birmingham University is an experienced university administrator and scholar of the Renaissance period. She retired from the post of Director of the Shakespeare Institute in 2011. She has taught at the Universities of Kent and Southampton (where she was also Pro-vice-chancellor), Colorado and Massachusetts and the Jamaica Campus of the University of the West Indies. Her publications include Renaissance Dramatists (1986), Dekker and Heywood, Professional Dramatists (1996), Plays on Women (with David Bevington, 1999), Shakespeare and Modern Theatre (with Michael Bristol, 2001), Writers and their Work: Macbeth (2007) as well as articles in Shakespeare Survey, Renaissance Drama and other journals. In 2010, she completed an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded research project called ‘Interrogating Cultural Value in 21 Century England: the case of Shakespeare’: the book of the project was published in 2014.
Kate joined as trustee 2011