Dr Christopher Byrne
My research and teaching interests mainly lie in the broad field of British politics. I have completed research projects on the political afterlives of Members of Parliament and the merits of Prime Minister's Questions as a means of democratic accountability. I am also keenly interested in the politics of the British executive, and models of British government, stemming from my PhD research on neoliberalism in British politics.
Since becoming a lecturer I have also begun to research pedagogy, having carried out research on the teaching of gender and sexuality in politics and international relations departments in the UK, and I am currently working on research projects investigating dyslexia-friendly higher education in the social sciences, and the link between graduate attributes and employability.
I convene the third-year Developments in British Politics: From Baldwin to Brexit module, and the Master's level Dissertation Skills modules.
- Models of British government
- Models of prime ministerial power
- Neoliberal governmentality
- Discourse theory
- Dyslexia-friendly higher education
- POL3212 - Developments in British Politics: From Baldwin to Brexit
- POLM876 - Dissertation Skills