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Victoria Honeyman

Associate Professor of British Politics, University of Leeds

Since completing my PhD here at the University of Leeds in 2005, I have taught on a wide range of modules. My primary specialism is British Politics, with a particular specialism in British foreign policy. I have written extensively on the foreign policy objectives of both the Conservative and Labour Parties. I am the former Chair of the the BISA Foreign Policy Working Group . My PhD was a critical biography of the Labour MP Richard Crossman and was published in 2007.

I am module leader for the third year module British Foreign Policy and the first year British Politics module. I also teach on the second year modules Approaches to Political Science and British Central Government. I have previously run the third year Britain and the EU module and the Political Corruption module. In addition to working in POLIS I have also taught in the School of History and worked at the University of Salford for several years running their second year Labour Party History module.

Much of my current research is focused on British Foreign Policy. I have recently published an article on Boris Johnson’s use of language and ethnocentric voting in British Politics journal. I write extensively on British foreign policy and British ODA policy.


  • 2006–present
    Lecturer in British Politics, University of Leeds
  • 2002–2009
    Teaching Fellow, University of Salford
  • 2005–2006
    Teaching Fellow, University of Leeds
  • 2003–2005
    Teaching Assistant, University of Leeds


  • 2005 
    University of Leeds, PhD
  • 2000 
    University of Leeds, MA
  • 1999 
    University of Leeds, BA (Hons)


  • 2007
    Richard Crossman; A Reforming Radical of the Labour Party, I B Tauris

Professional Memberships

  • Political Studies Association
  • Royal Historical Society
  • British International Studies Association