Dr Jonathan Kirkup

Dr Jonathan Kirkup

Lecturer in Politics

School of Law and Politics

Email:
kirkupjb@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 5036
Location:
2.38, Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX

I joined the staff at Cardiff University in 2013 having previously worked in the private sector and as an Associate Fellow in Heidelberg University researching policy-making at a national and sub-national level in the UK and Germany.

I am the convenor of the Political Studies Association Liberals and Liberalism Specialist Group. As part of this role I have received grant funding to organise workshops and conferences on Liberal thinking, party politics and policy.

Administrative roles:

  • Equality and Diversity officer
  • Teaching and learning committee
  • PhD in Politics (2013) Cardiff University
  • M.A. in Political History (Distinction) (1999) Queen's University, Belfast
  • B.A. in Politics and Modern History (1997) Aberystwyth University

2017

2015

2012

Undergraduate teaching

  • Introduction to Government
  • Comparative Politics: protest, power and populism  Module convenor
  • Parliamentary Studies
  • Academic Study Skills - Co-module convenor

Postgraduate teaching

  • European Political Economy Module convenor
  • Comparative Politics: themes and methods Module convenor 

Postgraduate and undergraduate dissertation supervision

I am currently second supervior on an EHRC funded PhD

I welcome PhD applications on British politics, coalition forming and third party politics

Previous teaching

  • British Politics since 1945
  • Politics and policies of the EU
  • European Identities MSc
  • Public policy MSc

My research and teaching interests focus on British and European politics and public policy as well as European political economy. I am particularly interested in intra-party dynamics in government and opposition and how these impact policy formation, development and implementation. I have published on coalition forming and government formation, notably examining confidence and supply agreements. Currently my research focus is on the core executive and the role and responsibilities of the deputy prime minister (see publications).

I am currently second supervior on an EHRC funded PhD

I welcome PhD applications on British politics, coalition forming and third party politics

Areas of expertise

External profiles