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Pete joined the department in 2005, having previously studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Southampton, where he was awarded his Ph.D. on the political thought of the Levellers. He is currently studying for an MBA in higher education management at the University of London, and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  When not at work, he enjoys most sports (but especially rugby, cricket and football), literature, fashion and watching the TV.  He regularly goes to the gym, although you could not tell this by looking at him.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Political philosophy 
  • English seventeenth century political thought 
  • Political philosophy of the Simpsons 
  • Republican political thought 

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  • The implications of web 2.0 on citizenship
  • The political theory of Thomas Hobbes
  • Republican political thought

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Treasurer - PSA Teaching and Learning Specialist Group, Political Studies Association


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