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Dr. Catherine Gardner

Associate Lecturer

Dr. Catherine Gardner

Cathy has taught at the University of London since 2001. She has practical experience in the world of public policy, having served as a civil servant at the Home Office since 2000, with stints at the Northern Ireland Office and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as a Senior Policy Advisor. Much of her past work has been in the field of evidence-based policymaking (including the Evidence Network), and public and social policy, but she has had an enduring interest in Cold War history and politics, where she continues to conduct research. Currently a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), and awarded a Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in 2012.

Specialist subject areas: public policy, Cold War history, international politics, political philosophy, immigration and asylum law, comparative politics, British constitutional politics, social policy, and development studies. She is currently researching an overview of the capabilities of the British early-warning system for potential and imminent nuclear attacks against Great Britain during the Cold War, which is being written in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King’s College London.

FND3001 – Reading Modern Society and FND3002 – The Individual and Society