Dr Will Abberley is Senior Lecturer in the School of English at the University of Sussex. He specializes in intersections between literature and science, particularly in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

He is the author of English Fiction and the Evolution of Language, 1850-1914 (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Having worked as a journalist in his previous career, Will was a BBC New Generation Thinker in 2014 and has appeared numerous times on UK radio, turning his research into essays, documentaries and discussion segments. He welcomes media interviews and commissions relating to Victorian and Edwardian literature and culture, literature and science, and the history of evolutionary theory. He has particular expertise in Thomas Hardy, H. G. Wells, William Morris, Charles Kingsley, Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace, utopian fiction, science fiction and invasion fiction.