Dr Rhianedd Jewell BA (Rhydychen), MSt (Rhydychen), DPhil (Rhydychen)

Senior Lecturer in Professional Welsh

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Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies

Phone: 01970 628539


Rhianedd is a Lecturer in Professional Welsh. After completing her BA degree in Modern Languages (French and Italian) at Oxford University, Rhianedd went on to complete an MSt and DPhil in Italian Literature. The subject of her doctorate was the Sardinian author, Grazia Deledda, with particular focus on language, narrative and identity in this author's work. Rhianedd worked as Oxford University's Celtic Lector before starting work as a lecturer in Welsh at Swansea University in 2012. She joined the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University in September 2013.

Research interests

Rhianedd has a particular interest in the field of translation studies, especially literary translations from European languages into Welsh. She is also researching in the area of professional translation, women's literature, and the relationship between Welsh literature and Italy.



The Saunders Lewis Memorial Scholarship (2013)

Burgen Scholarship (awarded by Academia Europaea) (2016)

Dillwyn Medal in the Creative Arts and Humanities (awarded by the Learned Society of Wales) (2018)


Rhianedd is mainly responsible for the Professional Welsh degree scheme. As the Department's Second Language Tutor, Rhianedd also coordinates a number of the second language modules.