Dr Christopher Byrne



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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.



Research interests

  • Parliament 
  • Models of British government
  • Models of prime ministerial power
  • Depoliticisation
  • Neoliberalism
  • Neoliberal governmentality
  • Discourse theory
  • Dyslexia-friendly higher education
  • Employability