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Emma Kilheeney

Title of thesis

Ministers advise, Prime Ministers decide? Secretaries of State for Northern Ireland, and policy making during the conflict, in the Thatcher years (1979-1990).

Supervisors

Planned submission date

September 2016

Research interests

British, Irish and American politics and policy making.

Conference papers

  • 7-9 July 2010. Reassessing the Seventies, CCBH Annual Conference, Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Title of paper presented: 'Ministers advise, Prime Ministers decide? Conservative government policy on Northern Ireland, 1979'. A historical approach to political science research.
  • 17 -18 September 2010. Political Studies Association of Ireland Postgraduate conference 2010: Political transformation in Post-Conflict Societies. Queens University, Belfast. Title of paper presented: 'Ministers advise, Prime Ministers decide? Conservative government policy on Northern Ireland, 1979'.
  • 19 -21 April 2011. 61st Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Transforming Politics: New Synergies. Title of paper presented: ‘Ministers advise, Prime Ministers decide? Conservative government policy on Northern Ireland’.

Teaching experience

  • Teacher of Politics at The Manchester Grammar School. Governing in the UK, Governing in the US, Political Ideologies and Political Thought courses taught (2010- present).
  • POLI10200 Introduction to Comparative Politics (2009- 2010).
  • Manchester Access Programme (2008- 2010).

Additional information

  • Member of the Political Studies Association (PSA UK)
  • Member of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) and the PSAI specialist group on peace and conflict

Contact details

Email: emma.kilheeney@manchester.ac.uk