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Dr Felicity Matthews

Dr Matthews joined the Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, in 2012 as Lecturer in Governance and Public Policy, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2013. She has previously been a member of the Department of Politics at the University of York as a Lecturer in Public Policy; held a Leverhulme Fellowship in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield; and was awarded an ESRC-funded Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Exeter. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2008, which considered the ability of national governments to exercise their strategic capacity and steer the policy process, analysing the extent to which this has declined or been re-shaped in recent decades. Her doctoral thesis was awarded the Sir Walter Bagehot Prize by the Political Studies Association of the UK in 2008.

The two-way regulation of public appointments and its effects on public life

Image of the Houses of Parliament from across the Thames on a cloudy day

In September Dr Felicity Matthews from the University of Sheffield presented to the Committee, findings from her and Prof Matthew Flinders research, into the UK’s experience of public appointments in a comparative context. Dr Felicity Matthews provides further insights from their …