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Dr Andrew Roe-Crines BA, PhD, FHEA, FRHistS

Senior Lecturer in British Politics & Communication πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Politics


"I teach at different levels across the Department from undergraduate students to doctoral researchers. My teaching duties reflect my expertise in British Politics and political communication, party politics, governance, foreign policy, and political leadership. I also act as the Postgraduate Research Director for doctoral applications. I have supervisory experience at doctoral level (Conservatism, trade unions, statecraft) as well as a wide range of teaching experience at Undergraduate and Masters level.

In the current academic year I am the module leader for POLI102 (British Politics II); POLI252 (Political Communication and Public Speaking); POLI323 (Theory and Practice of Rhetoric in British Politics), and the MA module POLI511 (British Foreign Policy). I will also be supervising a selection of dissertations (POLI401) on British Politics and/or political communication. Each of my taught modules use assessment methods that involve practical skill development that go beyond traditional forms of assessment. POLI252 has recently been commended for innovative teaching methods by offering students the chance to engage in public speaking."

Postgraduate (PhD) Supervision

I am currently co-supervising the following doctoral candidates:

* Danny Bowman (Starting 2021) - 'Mental Health Policy in Britain from the Perspectives of Patients, Civil Society, and Politics Elites in the 21st Century'. Supervised with Drs David Jeffery and Luca Bernardi.

* Billie Fletcher (Starting 2021) - 'Women's experiences in the 1984/5 miners' strike in Lancashire'. Supervised with Dr David Jeffery.

* Jay Revell (Starting 2021) - 'Averting the Climate Crisis within the Confines of Realism: a case study of American, Chinese and Russian relations in the Arctic Circle'. Supervised with Prof Jon Tonge.

* Sam Glasper (Starting 2021) - 'The New Left and the Decline of Empire: the politics of revolution in the 1970s British anti-fascist movement'. Supervised with Prof Andrew Russell & Dr Obert Hodzi.

Previously, I have supervised to completion the following doctoral candidates:

* Steven Daniels (2016 - 2020) - 'The Thatcher Government and the Decline of the National Union of Mineworkers, c.1985-1990'. Supervised with Dr Stuart Wilks-Heeg.

I have also acted as the Examiner for the following doctoral candidates:

* Dean Farquhar, 'Youth Non-Voting and the Promotion of Youth Voting in Northern Ireland: A Bourdieusian Analysis', University of Liverpool (Internal), 2021.

Undergraduate Student Comment

Below are a selection of anonymous quotes from student comments given on POLI252 (Political Communication & Public Speaking) and POLI323 (Theory and Practice of Rhetoric in British Politics) over the 2020/21 academic year.

"The feedback was extensive and very useful - more than I have received before on a module so really appreciated that".

"β€˜I couldn't offer a suggestion to improve the feedback, the feedback came earlier than was expected as well. The depth of feedback was really useful, especially in comparison to the historical context, and stating good uses of the three modes of persuasion".

"My favourite part of the module was the content, especially the speeches. My speech was so fun to write and I really enjoyed watching everyone elses."

"I would like to thank Andrew because this was one of my favourite modules and I don't really like British Politics but the way this module was structured made it really interesting".

"Dr Andrew Roe Crines is very passionate about this module and thus made me very keen to learn. I cannot fault the structure of this module either, it was incredibly rewarding. The assessments were also very engaging. I dare to say that the Speech assessment was actually fun".

"The reflective log assessment was my favourite part as I believe it was a good this time assess students on. A reflection on each seminar for us to understand what we are being taught".

"Teaching delivery was always entertaining and engaging, giving us time to discuss things in seminars. As well as providing additional context when needed to supplement ideas that we were talking about".

"Dr Roe-Crines was really interesting and well informed. He always delivered the lectures clearly and his knowledge on the subject made it even more engaging. The seminar discussions were also a great way to try and work with other students and create a sense of debate. His expectations for the assessment was also very clear and both the coursework assignments were very manageable and well understood."

"Everything from the feedback, to the seminar tasks, to the resources made available (particularly during the pandemic), to the engagement with students was exemplary. This module couldn't be better taught and I really appreciate all the help that was given to us. I really enjoyed the module as a whole, and if there was a way I could continue it into my Masters I would".

Modules for 2021-22


Module code: POLI511

Role: Module Co-ordinator


Module code: POLI101

Role: Teaching


Module code: POLI102

Role: Module Co-ordinator


Module code: POLI252

Role: Module Co-ordinator

The Theory and Practice of Rhetoric in British Politics

Module code: POLI323

Role: Module Co-ordinator