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Dr Sarah Cohen

Senior Lecturer in Politics

Department: Social Sciences

Sarah CohenSarah completed her undergraduate degree in Economics (BA Hons 2.i) at the University of Liverpool, and then started a career as a Chartered Accountant, training with Ernst & Young. Sarah later returned to the University of York and completed an MA Public Administration and Public Policy (with distinction). Followed by her PhD at the University of Sheffield 2008. 

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  • PhD, Town and Regional Planning, University of Sheffield 2008

  • MA Public Administration and Public Policy, University of York 1999

  • Diploma Environmental Economics and Environmental Management, University of York 1998

  • BA (Hons) Economics, University of Liverpool 1989

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Sarah has worked on different aspects on British politics. Her initial focus was on environmental policy making and the relationship between the implementation of environmental policy at the regional level and the European Union. Recently Sarah’s research has focused on examining political parties and the ways in which ideologies have shaped political behaviour. Sarah also has an interest in research methods.

Professional Activity

Sarah teaches on full-time undergraduate degree programmes including core modules in:

  • Researching International Relations & Politics

  • UK Politics beyond Westminster

  • Applied Research Methods

  • Politics and Decision Making

  • Real World Research 


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