Kyle Smith


I teach literature, history and communication.  I have done this at a variety of levels.  I have lived and worked in Perth, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dublin, Birmingham and London. I came back to Scotland about twenty years ago and I have been a Full-Time Lecturer in Communications at UHI Perth since August 2001.  


  • I am presently teaching on the BA Literature Degree and lead on three of the mandatory modules: “Travellers in the wilderness of this world” - Literature and the theme of exile (Level 7); "Risk Anything!" - the modernist short story (Level 9); and Apocalyptic Fictions - the spy novel and the fear of destruction (Level 10).
  • I supervise Level 10 Literature dissertations from Perth and its partner colleges. I am also the Personal Academic Tutor for all the Literature degree students at Perth.
  • I have created a module at level 9 for the Sociology degree (Strange Cases: Crime Literature and the Construction of Crime) which will be delivered in 2021 for the first time.


  • 1994-1999: University of Birmingham, Ph.D. in American and Canadian Studies    
  • 1990-1991: Trinity College, Dublin, M.Phil. in Irish Literature (2.1)
  • 1985-1989: Glasgow University, M.A. in History and English Literature (2.1)

Professional Qualifications

  • 2006-2007: MAPD Module in Research Supervision (UHI)
  • 1999-2000: PGCE in Secondary Education (Strathclyde University)

Professional Body Membership

  • 2011 - Fellow of Higher Education Academy


  • I have published on pedagogy looking at transitions from FE to HE. I have also published on Thomas Pynchon, British Spy Fiction and US Cold War Cinema.

Hobbies and Interests

  • I like reading, swimming, walking and eating.


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