The University of Huddersfield’s View from the North blog is updated on a weekly basis with posts from leading academics and researchers at the University. The posts will give up-to-date and insightful commentary on some of the key issues in the UK and overseas and will cover a range of topics and current affairs.

We invite and encourage comments, posts, articles and research materials from all those interested.


To find out more about our contributors, please read their bios below.

Dr Andrew Crines

Dr Crines joined the Politics Team as a part time lecturer and researcher following the successful completion of his doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor Brendan Evans in January 2011. 

Dr Abigail Locke

Dr Locke is a qualitative, critical social scientist interested in issues around social and health psychology, focusing on how the assumptions that we take for granted are constructed. 

Dr Shirley Pressler

Dr Pressler joined the University of Huddersfield in February 2007, but has been teaching psychology to undergraduates and postgraduates since the early 1990’s. Before joining the University of Huddersfield she was a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Edge Hill University. 

Kevin Rowles

Kevin Rowles has taught economics for many years at all levels. Currently his main interests involve the extension of economic policies within the European Union and also the political dimension to the process of integration.

Dr Alexander Smith

n addition to lecturing at the University of Huddersfield, Dr Smith is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas. 

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