Dr Kate Dommett is Lecturer in the Public Understanding of Politics and Deputy Director of the newly created Sir Bernard Crick Centre at the University of Sheffield.
Within the centre Kate leads a research strand work on Political Institutions and Democratic Reform. Her research interests focus upon political parties, political ideology, party modernisation, democratic innovation, political renewal and political communication.
Her previous work has looked at the ideological positions of British Political parties, and she also worked on an ESRC funded project examining the Coalition Government’s public bodies reform agenda (www.shrinkingthestate.org.uk). Kate is currently conducting research on the ways in which established democratic institutions can revitalise themselves in order to stimulate greater political participation.
Kate also leads the Crick Centre’s Training work. In this role she develops and delivers courses for academics and practitioners which promote participant’s understanding of, and engagement with, politics.
Kate is always happy to hear from potential collaborators or the media to discuss her areas of interest and expertise. Feel free to get in touch using the details above.