Our staff

Our staff are able to draw on their academic backgrounds, subject specialisms, research and experiences to ensure you receive support throughout your studies. 

Professor Mark Featherstone

Title: Head of School
Phone: +44(0)1782 734179
Email: m.a.featherstone@keele.ac.uk
Location: CBC0.028

Academic Staff

Dr Mathew Barnard

Dr Mathew Barnard
Lecturer in Education

Dr Philip Catney

Dr Philip Catney
Senior Lecturer in Politics

Expert in UK Politics, elections, Parliamentary standards, Parliamentary procedure.

Dr Jon Parker

Dr Jon Parker
Senior Lecturer in Politics

Expert in US Politics, the US justice system, US domestic policy, the Presidency, American elections.

Mr Naveed S Sheikh

Mr Naveed S Sheikh
Lecturer in International Relations

Expert in International Relations, politics of the Middle East, political violence, terrorism, history of the Middle East, the Cold War.

Dr Heidi Wang-Kaeding

Dr Heidi Wang-Kaeding
Lecturer in International Relations

Expert in How the rise of China is shaping the region/wider world; global environmental governance; economic statecraft in East Asia; and the role of emotions in international politics.

Dr Helen Wells

Dr Helen Wells
Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Expert in Mobile phone use while driving, roads policing.

Emeritus Professors

Professor Robert Ladrech

Professor Robert Ladrech
Emeritus Professor of European Politics

Expert in French politics, the EU, European party politics, the politics of climate change.

Professional services staff

Charlotte Clements

Charlotte Clements
School Operations Officer

Caroline Eardley

Caroline Eardley
School Administrator

Louise Gardiner

Louise Gardiner
School Administrator

Debby Heavy

Debby Heavy
Schools Administrator

Rebecca Lancett

Rebecca Lancett
Faculty Operations Manager, Research and Engagement

Daniel Walker

Daniel Walker
School Co-ordinator

Sessional tutors 2022/23

School of Social, Political and Global Studies
Chancellor's Building CBA1.039
Keele University
Staffordshire, ST5 5BG
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 734346

Undergraduate and postgraduate enquiries
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 734346
Email: spgs.office@keele.ac.uk