Dr Seosamh McGrath

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Seosamh McGrath

Writer & Academic


Dr. Seosamh McGrath studied Critical and Creative Writing, specifically Memoir, as a research student at Cardiff University.

Seosamh is a former Social Worker with an MA in Social Work from Plymouth University. He has a reputation for campaigning strongly for a better experience for children & young people in the care system and, most especially, care leavers. Seosamh was in care as a child from birth to 18 years old

Seosamh has an undergraduate degree (BTh) from the University of Oxford and an MA from the University of Sheffield (Theology). He achieved his MBA from Brighton University

He is a Priest - ordained by the Church of England - although no longer in ministry. He served in the Exeter, Sheffield & Truro dioceses.​


Cardiff University

PhD in Creative Writing - 2021

Plymouth University

MA Social Work - 2011

University of Brighton

MBA - 2003

University of Sheffield

MA Theology - 2000

University of Oxford

BTh - 1994

The thesis' Critical Component is available for public scrutiny at:



Selection of Reviews


Seosamh McGrath

'The silence is an awakening prelude to a story. Experienced from deep within, at the depths of the gut; it finishes splattered unceremoniously on display, like projectile vomit – uncontrolled and uncontrollable'

'I am soon left with just raindrops to obscure my vision'

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