Shaun is Senior Lecturer in Politics in the Division of Criminology, Politics and Sociology. He joined the University of Huddersfield in 2012. He previously worked at Queen's University Belfast as a researcher for the Hillsborough Independent Panel report, which investigated the circumstances surrounding the football stadium tragedy in 1989.
He has an MA in the History of International Relations from University College Dublin, and was awarded a PhD in contemporary political history from Queen’s University Belfast in 2010.
Shaun is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and was winner of the Outstanding Early Career Researcher of the Year Award at the University of Huddersfield’s Research and Innovation Awards, 2015-16.
His research interests focus on: Pathways into and out of terrorism, British and Irish politics, and political violence, conflict, and conflict resolution more generally. He is author of "Template for Peace: Northern Ireland, 1972-75" (Manchester University Press, 2013).