I joined the Department of Politics as a Lecturer in British Politics in September 2015 and was then promoted to Senior Lecturer in October 2018. Prior to joining I was a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds in Rhetoric and Oratory. I completed my PhD at the University of Huddersfield in 2011 under the supervision of Emeritus Professor of British Politics, Brendan Evans.
In 2017 I won the Political Studies Association (Richard Rose) Prize for making a distinctive contribution towards the study of British Politics. My research has appeared in world leading international journals such as 'The Journal of Common Market Studies', 'Parliamentary Affairs', 'The British Journal of Politics and International Relations', 'Contemporary British History', and 'British Politics', amongst others. I have also (co)-authored a number of books and edited collections for on the subjects of oratory and rhetoric in British and US politics for Palgrave, Manchester University Press, and Biteback.
Also (with Prof Bruce Gibson and Dr David Jeffery) I am a Co-Director of the recently launched Network for the Interface of Classics and Politics based here at Liverpool. The Network investigates the relationship between the ancient world, modern politics and international studies, broadly defined. I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the HEA having completed a qualification in Professional Higher Education Practice.
In the Department of Politics I am in the process of developing new MA Postgraduate Programmes. Also within the School I am also HLC Lead for Assessments. I am also the Module Leader for POLI252 Political Communication and Public Speaking (starting September 2019) and POLI323 Rhetoric in British Politics.
I regularly provide interviews for national and international broadcast media and I also tweet at @AndrewCrines.
I am enthusiastic to supervise promising doctoral candidates in the areas of British politics; oratory/rhetoric (broadly defined and applied); party leadership and ideology; parliamentary studies. Please contact me to discuss any research plans you may like me to supervise.
Prizes or Honours
- Richard Rose Prize 2017 (Political Studies Association, 2017)
- Learning and Teaching Team Award (University of Liverpool, 2017)
Other Personal Distinctions
- Europe & the World: Contribution to Public Engagement (University of Liverpool, 2016)