Professor Andrew McRae

Professor Andrew McRae was educated at Monash University and the University of Cambridge, and has taught and held fellowships at the universities of Sydney and Leeds. He was appointed to a position at Exeter in 2000, and was promoted to a personal chair in 2004.

His publications include: God Speed the Plough: The Representation of Agrarian England, 1500-1660 (Cambridge, 1996); Literature, Satire and the Early Stuart State (Cambridge, 2004); Literature and Domestic Travel in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2009); and (as co-editor) ‘Early Stuart Libels: an edition of poetry from manuscript sources’.

He has held grants from bodies including the Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy and the Australian Research Council. He has completed two AHRC-funded projects, and is currently the Principal Investigator for: ‘The Stuart Successions Project’; and (from September 2013) ‘The Poly-Olbion Project'.

Professor McRae has been a member of the AHRC Peer Review College since its foundation, and is also a QAA institutional reviewer. He has served at Exeter in roles including Director of Research, Director of Education and, most recently, Associate Dean, Education, in the College of Humanities. He is currently on research leave from the latter position.