About us

We are a specialist group within the UK Political Studies Association, established in 2005 to provide a network for colleagues who interested in exploring pedagogic issues within the context of the politics discipline.

Each year we host a number of panels at the PSA Annual Conference and our own two-day conference in September.
If you would like more information about our work or would like to get involved, please get in touch.
For more details, please contact us at ukpsatlg@gmail.com
The group's officers are:
Chair: Professor John Craig, Dean of Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University, j.craig@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Treasurer: Dr Stephen Thornton, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Department of Politics, University of Cardiff, thorntonsl@cardiff.ac.uk

Co-Convenors: Dr Donna Smith, Senior Faculty Manager, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Open University, donna.smith@open.ac.uk

Dr Pete Woodcock, Head of Criminology, Politics and Sociology, University of Huddersfield. p.s.woodcock@hud.ac.uk


Delegates hear from a speaker at the 2015 PSA/BISA Conference.




 Dr Georgina Blakeley (Open University) presents the keynote address at the 2015 PSA/BISA Teaching and Learning Conference in Bristol.
 Members of the PSA Teaching and Learning Group attended the 2011 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Pictured left-to-right: Kimberly Mealy (APSA Director, Educational, Diversity and Professional Programs); Simon Usherwood (Surrey); Alasdair Blair (De Montfort); Carole Pateman (APSA President); John Craig (HEA); Jon Parker (Keele) and Steven Curtis (London Met)