Sam has taught in POLSIS for 5 years, formerly as a Graduate Teaching Assistant, before becoming a Teaching Fellow in the 2017/18 academic year. He became a full-time Teaching Fellow in September 2018.
His research is at the intersection between British politics, political economy and political history, focusing in particular on depoliticisation as an approach to economic management. He is particularly interested in the 1970s as the precursor to Thatcherism, and this informs a number of on-going research projects. His thesis on the Industrial Relations Act 1971 was supervised by Professor Peter Burnham and Dr Peter Kerr.
He has taught a range of modules in the department, including Understanding Politics, Introduction to Political Economy, International Political Economy, British Politics, Policy Blunders and contributed to postgraduate teaching, too.