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Associate Professor in Politics, University of Leeds

Before coming to Leeds, Stuart completed a PhD and taught at the University of Birmingham.

He also worked for a year as a researcher at the University of Central England, where he also taught a public policy course. His particular interests are in contemporary British politics and the role of philosophy, and social theory in political studies.

His key areas of research interest include:

The ideological direction of the current Coalition government
Challenges to the UK state, including the current Scottish referendum debate
The politics-religion relationship, in the UK and beyond
The politics of secularism and the ‘New Atheism’
Other areas of interest include philosophies of social science, theories of power and leadership.


  • –present
    Lecturer in British Politics, University of Leeds


  • 2000 
    University of Birmingham, PhD