Martin John Smith

Martin John Smith


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Research interests

Public Policy, British Politics, State Theory


Martin Smith is currently Head of Department  of Politics.  He was appointed as Anniversary Professor in 2012.  Previously he was Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield where he had been Head of Department between 2001 and 2005 and Faculty Director of Reseach between 2008 and 2012.  He has published 14 books and over 100 articles and book chapters.  His research has been funded by the ESRC, Nuffield and the EU.  He was editor of the journal Political Studies between 2008 and 2011 and he currently serves on the ESRC Evaluation Committee.  He was made a member of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2010.

Employment History

2007- 12          Director of Research and Innovation (Faculty of Social Sciences)

2005-6             Visiting Professor, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

2001-5             Head of Department.

1998-2012       Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield

1990-98           Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Sheffield

1989-90           Lecturer in Government, BrunelUniversity

1988-89           Temporary Lecturer in Politics, University of York

1987-88           Temporary Lecturer in Politics, University of Kent

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