I joined the University of Leeds in September 2017 on an ESRC funded 1+3 Social Research MA and PhD scholarship in Politics. Since September 2018 I have been pursuing my doctoral research on the party politics of devolution in the North of England.
Prior to joining the University of Leeds, I completed a BA in Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Huddersfield which I passed with first class honours and received awards for the highest overall degree grade and the best final year project. As a result, I received a scholarship to undertake a Master by Research at the University of Huddersfield. For this, I carried out research on the Labour Party and the 'Politics of Englishness' which involved undertaking a number of qualitative interviews with Labour Party MPs and council leaders. My thesis was awarded a distinction. I have learned a great deal from all of this previous academic experience and I am eager to develop my skills further as I pursue my PhD at Leeds and subsequently as my career progresses.
Key areas of interest include:
- Regional devolution
- British party politics
- National/regional identity politics
- Systems of governance
- Party systems
In addition to this, I am interested in European party politics more broadly as well as the politics of nationalism and secessionism.
- MA Social Research
- MRes Politics
- BA Politics with Contemporary History