Provost of St Leonard’s College

Professor Andy Murphy, Provost of St Leonard's College‌The Provost of St Leonard’s College provides academic leadership for the College, which is the primary focus for research postgraduates and early career researchers at the University of St Andrews. The responsibilities of the Provost include:

  • oversight of the University’s postgraduate research strategy
  • reporting on postgraduate research activities to external agencies
  • managerial responsibility for St Leonard’s College.

Professor Andy Murphy

The current Provost of St Leonard’s College is Professor Andy Murphy. He has held this role since 2017.

Andy Murphy is a professor in the School of English at St Andrews. His research has mainly been concentrated in the areas of Shakespeare studies and Irish studies. His most recent book is Ireland, Reading and Cultural Nationalism, 1790-1930: Bringing the Nation to Book (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Previously authored books include Shakespeare for the People: Working-class Readers, 1800-1900 (CUP, 2008) and Shakespeare in Print: A History and Chronology of Shakespeare Publishing (CUP, 2003; revised edition forthcoming 2019). He has held research fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Folger Institute, and the Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin.