About Me.

I am Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have written about my teaching practice for the E-IR Ivory Tower blog. You can access my posts here. Between 2017 and 2020 I was a University Teacher in the Department of Politics & International Relations at the University of Sheffield, in the course of which I taught the twelve modules below.

  • POL117 Introduction to International Relations
  • POL230 Contemporary Security Challenges
  • POL232 Contemporary US Foreign Policy
  • POL3019 Terrorism, Violence and the State
  • POL3040 Research Projects: State Failure
  • POL3100 Explaining Politics
  • POL3121 War, Peace & Justice
  • POL6004 Understanding Politics
  • POL6005 Contemporary Global Security
  • POL6007 Research & Dissertation Preparation
  • POL6614 Terrorism & Political Violence
  • POL6970 Debating International Relations

I addition I have supervised Undergraduate and Masters dissertations, and provided pastoral care as a Personal Tutor. Before this, within the School of Politics & International Studies at the University of Leeds I taught and lectured on PIED1511 Introduction to International Politics, PIED2501 Theories of International Relations and PIED3502 The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute. Prior to this I taught history (HST101 Development of Western Civilization, and HST235 The Middle East since Muhammad) as part of my Masters at Central Michigan University.

Online Teaching – Some Recommended Resources

The Open University has put on a fantastic, short course aimed at those who are now having to put teaching materials online which you can access here.

British International Studies Association Covid Resources Page including Best of the week digests, recordings of webinars and relevant articles.

Practitioners have created an excellent and growing list of resources here.

UNESCO has produced a useful list of online platforms which educators can use to engage with students.

#LTHEchat is a practitioner-led community which has been very active in recent weeks in discussing the online challenge, sharing resources and providing mutual support.