Christopher Kirkland

Teaching Associate, University of Sheffield

Christopher Kirkland is a teaching associate at The University of Sheffield, having completed his PhD there in 2015. He previously studied at The University of Nottingham and The University of Manchester. His thesis explored issues of crises and the role of agency in times of crisis, comparing two case studies from contemporary British Politics. Other research interests include British elections and voters, British political economy and the British Labour Party.


  • 2015–present
    Associate, The University of Sheffield


  • 2015 
    The University of Sheffield, PhD
  • 2011 
    The University of Nottingham, MA Politics (Research Track)


  • 2015
    British Politics, Thatcherism and the Origins of the 2007 Crisis
  • 2015
    The Political Quarterly , PCC Elections as a ‘Failed Experiment’: What Lessons can be Learned?