Shuttleworth, Professor Sally


Sally Shuttleworth

Senior Research Fellow


Academic background

Sally Ann Shuttleworth is a British academic specialising in Victorian literature. She is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford and a Professorial Fellow of St Anne’s. From 2006 to 2011, she was Head of the Humanities Division at Oxford.

She was educated at the University of York (BA English Literature and Sociology 1974), and Darwin College, Cambridge (PhD English Literature 1980). She then lectured in English at Princeton University, the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield.

On 16 July 2015, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA).


Victorian literature and culture.


She holds a European Advanced Investigator grant for a five year project, ‘Diseases of Modern Life: Nineteenth-Century Perspectives’.

She is also Principal Investigator for a large AHRC four year grant in the field of Science and Culture, on ‘Constructing Scientific Communities: Citizen Science in the 19th and 21st Centuries’. She is working with Professor Gowan Dawson at the University of Leicester, Professor Chris Lintott in Astrophysics at Oxford, and the Natural History Museum, the Royal Society, and the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Selected publications