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Catherine joined the University in 2007 as a researcher on a Leverhulme funded project and has been a senior lecturer in politics here since 2008. She has also taught at the American University of Central Asia and at the University of Salford, where she completed her Phd on loyalist politics in Northern Ireland. Previously she worked in local government administration.

Catherine teaches on a range of modules at Huddersfield which reflect her research interests in terrorism, British politics and national conflicts. She is the course leader for politics degrees at the university and she is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Citizenship and nationalism
  • Transformation and resolution of conflict 
  • National identity 

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Research Output 2009 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)

Radicalisation and higher education: Students’ understanding and experiences

McGlynn, C. & McDaid, S., 4 May 2019, In : Terrorism and Political Violence. 31, 3, p. 559-576 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
university policy

'72 Hours to Save the Union': John Major and Devolution

McGlynn, C. & McDaid, S., 23 May 2017, An Unsuccessful Prime Minister?: The Premiership of John Major, 1990-97. Hickson, K. & Williams, B. (eds.). London: Biteback Publishing, p. 91-106 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Northern Ireland

McGlynn, C. & McDaid, S., 11 Mar 2016, Harold Wilson: The Unprincipled Prime Minister? Reappraising Harold Wilson. Hickson, K. & Crines, A. (eds.). Biteback Publishing, p. 245-260 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

7 Citations (Scopus)

The party politics of post-devolution identity in Northern Ireland

Mcglynn, C., Tonge, J. & Mcauley, J., 2014, In : British Journal of Politics and International Relations. 16, 2, p. 273-290 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

party politics
organizational change

Activities 2013 2019

  • 4 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk

Universities of Terror? The Prevent Duty in Higher Education

Shaun McDaid (Invited speaker), Catherine McGlynn (Invited speaker)
28 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Teachers, Students And The “Prevent Duty” In UK Higher Education

Shaun McDaid (Speaker), Catherine McGlynn (Speaker)
6 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

The Northern Ireland 'Culture Wars' Symposium: a Research Report

James McAuley (Speaker), Shaun McDaid (Speaker), Catherine McGlynn (Speaker), Andrew Mycock (Speaker), Cathy Gormley-Heenan (Speaker)
22 Nov 2013 → …

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation