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. 

Professional Activities

Trustee, Political Studies Association (2018-2021)
Equality, diversity & inclusion committee member, Political Studies Association (2021-present)
Associate editor, British Journal of Canadian 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 

External positions

Trustee, Political Studies Association