My research interests include the changing face of public services and Higher Education Policy. As a person, I’m easy going, steady and well-organised. In my spare time I like going to the theatre and the cinema. I also enjoy reading crime novels and travelling.
My job is to provide students with high quality teaching. I run a programme in Public Services that grows on the basis that it offers a stimulating curriculum and enhances students’ employment prospects. I provide leadership and administrative stability to the Politics section as section leader. I also provide leadership in collaborative initiatives and support work across the faculty. I am stimulated by new challenges across the year.
Consider careers and jobs in public services outside the traditional public sector state provider organisations such as the Police or the NHS. Explore possibilities in private sector and third sector bodies that are increasingly being used at the contract to provide public services. Above all, be willing to be flexible and assume that you might be working for a number of organisations throughout your public services career.
I encourage students to think critically and to research the latest developments in Public Services. Lectures are up-to-date, well-organised and stimulating, with plenty of backup material on our virtual learning platform. In classes I like to have lots of debate, exercises and role-play activity. I always give students positive, detailed constructive feedback on coursework, even when there are a number of shortcomings. My approach to teaching could be described as approachable, well-organised and up-to-date.
British education policy, Ethics and Public Administration.
Articles in Talking Politics; Public Policy and Adminstration; Policy and Politics, Teaching Public Administration, British Journal of Canadian Studies.