"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 union, statecraft, leadership) as well as a wide range of teaching experience at undergraduate level.
In the current academic year I am the module leader for POLI101 (British Politics); POLI252 (Political Communication and Public Speaking); POLI323 (Theory and Practice of Rhetoric in British Politics). I will also be supervising a selection of dissertations (POLI401) on conservatism; Brexit; political communication. Each of my undergraduate 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.
Looking to the future from September 2021 I will be launching a new module POLI511 British Foreign Policy for each of our MA programmes (Contemporary Europe / International Relations & Security)."
Development of Postgraduate Teaching Plans
At the moment I am seeking to develop our taught postgraduate programmes with a new MA due to be launched in September 2022. The new MA will be called 'Political Science and International Relations' which will include new modules developed by academics in the School. This will build on the successful launch of the new MA programme in September 2020 entitled 'Contemporary Europe'.