Bernadette McBride is an English writer of Irish heritage who lives and works in Liverpool. She was shortlisted for the Manchester Fiction Prize in 2020.
Bernadette won an award for the ‘Biggest Impact on the City of Liverpool’ in 2019, and in 2022 was shortlisted for ‘The best nature-based social prescribing project’ for her creative practitioner and social advocacy work.
She was awarded the John Lennon Memorial Scholarship to complete an MRes and PhD in creative writing around the climate crisis, at the University of Liverpool, where she also teaches several creative writing modules on the English BA.
In her freelance practice, Bernadette has worked on major public engagement projects around writing and environment with clients such as the NHS, Tate Liverpool, schools and other key arts and cultural organisations.