Kate Mattocks
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Personal profile


I am a political scientist interested in the politics of public policy and decision-making. My research investigates how and why governments make policies to do with culture and the arts, with a focus on policy learning and change in cultural policy. I have a secondary research interest in academia as a profession, and have published on academic labour and pluralism in political studies. 

Academic Background

PhD, University of London
MSc, University of Glasgow
BA, McGill University

Key Research Interests

Public policy, cultural policy, policy-making in Canada, policy-making in the European Union, policy learning and change, gender and diversity in public policy, academic labour 

Teaching Interests

I have convened and taught on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules. I currently co-convene Media & Cultural Policy and teach Introduction to Political Communications.

Administrative Posts

Course Director, Politics and media/culture BA & MA degrees

External positions

Trustee, Political Studies Association