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I am currently the Director of Teaching, Learning and Student Experience in the School of Human and Health Sciences at the University of Huddersfield.  Prior to this role, I was Director of Teaching in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the Open University.  During my time at the Open University (2006-2019), I focused on the production of distance-learning materials for entry-level introductory Social Science modules winning a number of prizes and nominations for this work including: European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities (2018/2019) and being shortlisted for the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year in the THE Awards 2017. 

Research Expertise and Interests

My research interests fall into two broad areas of research which are connected by a focus on citizen participation.  My first area of research expertise is Spanish politics with a specific focus on issues relating to democracy and democratisation including historical memory and transitional justice and social movements.  My second area of research expertise is local governance in England with a particular focus on devolution, combined authorities and metro-mayors in Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Spanish politics
  • Democracy
  • democratisation
  • transitional justice
  • devolution
  • metro-mayors
  • Citizen Participation
  • social movements
  • historical memory

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Research Output

The 15M Movement: Reinvigorating the Public Sphere in Spain

Blakeley, G., 1 Jun 2019, The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere: From the Enlightenment to the Indignados. Jiménez Torres, D. & Villamediana González, L. (eds.). Berghahn Books

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Leading the Way? The Relationship Between ‘Devo-Manc’, Combined Authorities and the Northern Powerhouse

Blakeley, G. & Evans, B., 17 Nov 2017, Developing England’s North: The Political Economy of the Northern Powerhouse. Berry, C. & Giovannini, A. (eds.). 1 ed. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 199-216 18 p. (Building a Sustainable Political Economy: SPERI Research & Policy).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Misplaced faith? Implementing Spain’s 2007 Reparation Law 1

    Blakeley, G., 15 Mar 2017, Injustice, Memory and Faith in Human Rights. Chainoglou, K., Collins, B., Phillips, M. & Strawson, J. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Taylor and Francis Ltd., p. 153-168 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • The regeneration of east Manchester: A political analysis

    Blakeley, G. & Evans, B., Aug 2016, Manchester University Press. 240 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Vestir el muñeco: Torcuato Fernández-Miranda, la herestética y la Ley para la Reforma Política

    Translated title of the contribution: "Keeping up Appearances": Torcuato Fernández-Miranda, "Heresthetics" & the Spanish Law for Political ReformBlakeley, G., 1 Apr 2016, In : Revista Espanola de Investigaciones Sociologicas. 154, p. 3-18 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)