Professor Andrew Hindmoor
Professor of Politics
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 0661
Room: 1.33, Elmfield Building
Andrew Hindmoor joined the Department in 2013 as a Professor of Politics.
Andrew completed a PhD at the London School of Economics in 1996. He has lectured at the London School of Economics, Durham University, the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland in Australia. Prior to moving to Sheffield he was Associate Dean of Research at the Faculty of Social Science in the University of Queensland.
Professor Hindmoor has received a national teaching award from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. He is an Associate Editor of the journal New Political Economy and a member of the Editorial Board of the Government and Opposition. He was the Academic co-convenor of the 2015 Political Studies Association conference in Sheffield.
Professor Hindmoor’s research and teaching interests include British politics, political economy, public policy and rational choice theory.
Professional activities and recognition
I currently deliver two main courses within the Department. I coordinate the first year course Consensus, Crisis and Coalition: An Introduction to British Politics. This course provides students with an overview of post-war British political and social history. I also teach the third year course Explaining Politics jointly with Professor Andrew Taylor. This course encourages students to think about what explanation entails and how different disciplines within political science go about explaining events.
I have won teaching excellence awards at Faculty, University and national level whilst working in Australia.
My current research is focused around two major issues:
1. The state of British politics.
2. Bank regulation.
The institutional dynamics of banking crisis and reform in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Canada.
2010. Chief Investigator, Australian Research Council, Discovery Program.
Governing vs. Opposition Parties and the Global Financial Crisis: Comparing the United Kingdom and Australia.
2009. Chief Investigator, Australian Research Council, Discovery Program.
I am currently first supervisor for two PhD projects – the first on bank reform since the financial crisis (Adam Barber) and the second on the governance and politics of the nuclear renaissance. I have previously supervised eight PhDs to completion.