Andrew Hindmoor

Professor Andrew Hindmoor

Professor of Politics

Contact Details:
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 0661
Room: 1.33, Elmfield Building


Andrew Hindmoor joined the Department in 2013 as a Professor of Politics.

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 in Australia. Prior to moving to Sheffield he was Associate Dean of Research at the Faculty of Social Science in the University of Queensland.

Professor Hindmoor has received a national teaching award from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. He is an Associate Editor of the journal New Political Economy and a member of the Editorial Board of the Government and Opposition. He was the Academic co-convenor of the 2015 Political Studies Association conference in Sheffield.

Professor Hindmoor’s research and teaching interests include British politics, political economy, public policy and rational choice theory.

Professional activities and recognition

  • Associate Editor, New Political Economy.
  • Editorial Board, British Journal of Politics and International Relations.
  • Editorial Board, Government and Opposition.
  • Editorial Board, 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). Link.
  • 2015. Academic Co-Convenor, Political Studies Association Conference. Sheffield.
  • 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). Link.

I currently deliver two main courses within the Department. I coordinate the first year course Consensus, Crisis and Coalition: An Introduction to British Politics. This course provides students with an overview of post-war British political and social history. I also teach the third year course Explaining Politics jointly with Professor Andrew Taylor. This course encourages students to think about what explanation entails and how different disciplines within political science go about explaining events.

I have won teaching excellence awards at Faculty, University and national level whilst working in Australia.


My current research is focused around two major issues:

1. The state of British politics.
I am currently writing a book reflecting upon changes and continuities in British politics since 1979 and, in particular, the left’s views of those changes. I am particularly interested in the changing role of the state, changing patterns of equality and inequality, social attitudes and academic debates about the nature and impact of neoliberalism.

2. Bank regulation.
Over the last five years I have worked with Professor Stephen Bell at the University of Queensland to complete a comparative study of the causes of the 2007/8 banking crisis. I am currently starting work on a new project to assess the nature and degree to which banking regulation since the crisis has been overhauled.

Key Projects

The institutional dynamics of banking crisis and reform in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Canada.

2010. Chief Investigator, Australian Research Council, Discovery Program.

Governing vs. Opposition Parties and the Global Financial Crisis: Comparing the United Kingdom and Australia.

2009. Chief Investigator, Australian Research Council, Discovery Program.


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PhD Supervision

I am currently first supervisor for two PhD projects – the first on bank reform since the financial crisis (Adam Barber) and the second on the governance and politics of the nuclear renaissance. I have previously supervised eight PhDs to completion.
I would be willing to consider supervising topics on banking and political economy, British politics, governance, public policy and rational choice theory.

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