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Dr Simon Henig

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Team Leader for Humanities

My role is Team Leader for Humanities which includes staff in History, Politics and some within English. I joined the University of Sunderland in 1996 following completion of my PhD and have taught on a variety of courses over the past 20 years, publishing a number of books on British politics and elections during that period.   

Teaching and supervision

Most of my teaching is in the area of British politics and government and British political history since 1900. Current taught modules include Britain since 1945 (level 4), British Politics and Government (level 5) and Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective (level 6).

Research interests for potential research students

Areas of supervision for dissertations include party politics in Britain elections and women in politics, all of which are areas of research.


Areas of research interest include elections in Britain (co-author of Politicos Guide to the 2001 and 2005 General Elections and of The Political Map of Britain), Women in Politics (co-author of Women in Politics: Europe since 1945) and local government.

I have supervised postgraduate dissertations on a range of contemporary topics including regional issues, education and housing policy.


Number of items: 6.


Henig, Simon and Baston, Lewis (2006) Tougher terrain for Labour. The House Magazine, 31 (1181). pp. 14-15. ISSN 03090426

Book Section

Henig, Simon and Baston, Lewis (2005) The Labour Party. In: The Blair Effect 2001-5. Cambridge University Press, pp. 112-130. ISBN 0521678609


Henig, Simon (2008) A new constitutional settlement for Britain. Pending Details, TBA, pp. 14-22. ISBN 978-0-9560346-0-1

Henig, Simon and Baston, Lewis (2005) Politico's Guide to the General Election 2005. Politico's Publishing. ISBN 1842750739

Henig, Simon and Baston, Lewis (2002) The Political Map of Britain. Politico's Publishing. ISBN 1842750151


Dagg, Lynne (2020) An investigation into how human and social capital may be acquired and utilised by school governors. Doctoral thesis, University of Sunderland.

This list was generated on Sat Dec 3 05:38:09 2022 GMT.
  • Elections in Britain
  • Women in Politics
  • Labour Party
  • Local Government

Last updated 11 May 2021