Dr Robin Diver

Dr Robin Diver

International Development Department
Communications Officer

Contact details

IDD - School of Government
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Robin is the DLP Communications Officer at University of Birmingham. She also earned her PhD at University of Birmingham, studying adaptations of sexual violence in educational children’s books, and considering whether these books could be seen to encourage rape-supportive attitudes. She has also previously volunteered in Comms for domestic abuse work, and has created an award-winning support app pitch for victims of economic abuse. 


  • PhD in Classics, University of Birmingham 2021
  • Masters (MRes) in Classics, University of Birmingham 2017
  • BA in Classical Literature and Civilisation, University of Birmingham 2015 (First Class Honours)

Other activities

In her spare time, Robin writes sci-fi.


‘Tomboyish Wisdom Gods and Sexy Gorgons: The Evolution of Ovid’s Medusa Rape Narrative in Contemporary Children’s Literature’, New Voices in Classical Reception, 13, 2015, pp.66-77, 6,726 words. Available online.