Staff Profile:Dr Emma Mayhew

Dr Emma Mayhew
Job Title:
Academic Director for Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA)

I am currently Academic Director of the institution wide Electronic Management of Assessment Project. I have been seconded from the School to undertake this role for the academic year 2016-2017.

In the past I have taught the Part One module International Relations and Security Studies, the Part Two modules Comparative Government and Politics and American Government as well as Part 3 modules US Foreign Policy since 1950, UK Politics Since 1960 and British Foreign and Defence Policy since 1945.

Previous positions include School Director of Teaching and Learning, Department Director of Teaching ad Learning and School Director of Academic Tutoring.

I was also lead for a major University funded teaching and learning project, GRASS, designed to support increased use of screen capture technology across the University. For more information please visit the project webpage here.

Areas of Interest:

My primary areas of research are British foreign policy in the post-war era, the British Labour Party, the international arms trade and arms control. I have a keen interest in all areas of teaching and learning, particularly technology advanced learning.  

Awards and Fellowships:

  • 2015 Political Studies Association Sir Bernard Crick Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • 2015 RUSU Technological Innovation in Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2014 University Teaching Fellowship
  • 2014 Short-listed for the RUSU Technological Innovation in Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2012 Short-listed for a RUSU Gold Star award for teaching excellence
  • 2012 Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning award
  • 2016 HEA/British International Studies Association Excellence in Teaching Prize 

Academic Affiliations

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Research groups / Centres:
This staff member does not appear to have any publication data in CentAUR

'A Dead Giveaway: A critical analysis of New Labour's rationales for supporting military exports', Contemporary Security Policy, vol. 26, no. 1, April 2005

'The Prospective Sale of Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft to Saudi Arabia and the EU Code of Conduct on Arms Exports', Co-authored with Dr Ian Davis, BASIC Occasional Paper in International Security Policy, no. 49, December 2005

Opinion Piece, co-authored with Paul Ingram, BAE Systems Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2004

Qualifications and awards:

BA (Exeter), MSc (Bristol), PhD (Bristol),

2011-2012 University of Reading Award Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning

Previous teaching:

Prior to joining the department in 2007 I taught International Relations at the University of Bristol.


Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 6216

Page navigation

See also


Search Form

A-Z lists