Dr Hancock has taught English at Coleraine since 1998, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He specialises in poetry and modern literature, coordinating and lecturing on the final year core module of the BA (Hons) English degree ('Twentieth-Century Literature').
Dr Hancock has fulfilled many roles in his time at Ulster, including Course Director for the BA and Head of Subject for English. He has published on a number of twentieth century poets, including a study guide to the poetry of John Betjeman. He is presently researching towards a monograph on Betjeman and Love.
2000: PGCUT Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching, Ulster University
1997: PhD (Seamus Heaney), University of Cambridge
1992: MA (Distinction) Modern Literature: Theory & Practice, Leicester University
1988: BA Combined Arts (2.1): English Literature, Ancient History, Classical Studies
Twentieth Century Poetry, published on John Betjeman, Mina Loy, T.S. Eliot, Paul Muldoon, Robert Lowell, Seamus Heaney, Ciaran Carson. Love Poetry.