Professor Maggie B. Gale has been Chair of Drama at the University of Manchester since 2005. She is a founding member and ex-chair of TaPRA (Theatre and Performance Research Association) and was General Editor for the Routledge Performance Archive.

A series editor for the 'Theatre: Theory – Practice – Performance and Women, Theatre and Performance series for Manchester University Press, Maggie is a theatre historian and has written and edited numerous books.

These include The Routledge Drama Anthology: from Modernism to Contemporary Performance (ed., with John F. Deeney, 2nd Edition, Routledge, 2016); Fifty Contemporary Dramatists (ed., with John F. Deeney, Routledge, 2015); Plays and Performance Texts by Women 1880-1930: An anthology of texts by British and American Women from the modernist period (with Gilli Bush-Bailey eds., Manchester University Press, 2012); J.B. Priestley: Routledge Modern and Contemporary Dramatists (Routledge, 2008), The Cambridge Companion to the Actress [with John Stokes, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2007, and West End Women: women on the London Stage 1918-1962 (Routledge, 1996).