Professor Andrew Hindmoor


Department of Politics and International Relations

Professor of Politics

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Professor Andrew Hindmoor
Department of Politics and International Relations
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
S10 2TU

Andrew completed a PhD at the London School of Economics in 1996. He has lectured at the London School of Economics, Durham University, the University of Exeter and the University of Queensland. He is Editor of the journal Political Studies and Associate Editor of the journal New Political Economy.

Andrew worked at the University of Sheffield since 2013. He currently holds a Leverhulme Research Fellowship and is using the time  to write a modern political history of Britain from the year 2000 through to today. Andrew has previously published books on modern British politics (12 Days that Made Modern Britain, 2019, What's Left Now, 2018 both Oxford University Press), the global financial crisis (Masters of the Universe but Slaves of the Market, 2015, Harvard University Press), public policy (Understanding Governance, 2009, Cambridge University Press) and political analysis (Rational Choice, 2015, Palgrave McMillan). 


He studied for his PhD at the London School of Economics and has lectured there, and at the Universities of Exeter and Queensland. 

Research interests

As well as writing a book on modern British politics, he is currently interested in, and writing about, the structural power of business in relation to policy-making, the ways in which fierce competition can sometimes undermine financial stability, and the political pressures upon the Bank of England and the challenges it faces to remain independent. 


Journal articles

  • Hindmoor A () Labour, Left and Right: On Party Positioning and Policy Reasoning. British Journal of Politics and International Relations. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Andrew has previously supervised eight PhDs to completion. He would be willing to consider supervising topics on banking and political economy, British politics, governance, public policy and rational choice theory.


Andrew is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow and also works on an Australian Research Council Discovery grant with a colleague in Australia to study business lobbying.

Teaching interests

Andrew delivers the lectures on the 1st year Introduction to British Politics module

Teaching activities

Since arriving at Sheffield he have taught courses in British Politics, Political Analysis and Public Policy. 

Professional activities
  • Editor, Political Studies
  • Associate Editor, New Political Economy
  • Editorial Board, British Journal of Politics and International Relations and Australian Journal of Politics and History
  • 2014. Harrison Prize winner for the best article in Political Studies. ‘Why Didn't They See it Coming? Warning Signs, Acceptable Risks and the Global Financial Crisis’. Political Studies, 61 (3), 543-60 (with A. McConnell). Click for further information.
  • 2016. Prize winner for the best article published in the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 'Slaves of the Market: Bankers and the Great Financial Meltdown'. British Journal of Politics and International Politics 17 (1), pp1-22 (With Steve Bell). Click for further information.