Dr Meriel D’Artrey

Head of Department

As well as being Head of Department, I  contribute to the teaching on the Politics programmes.

I make myself as accessible as possible to both students and to staff, in line with the emphasis in the Department on enhancing the student experience and on student engagement.

Qualifications

Doctor of Professional Studies in Teaching and Learning in Politics (University of Chester)

MSc History of Political Ideas (London School of Economics)

MA (Hons) Politics University of Edinburgh

PGCert (Teaching and Learning in HE) (Chester College, awarded by University of Liverpool)

Overview

I am very lucky to work with a team of experienced academics and support staff who put the student experience at the centre of all they do. We are proud of our achievements in  National Student Surveys  where our programmes evidence continuing high levels of student satisfaction.We seek to constantly develop and to innovate. The Department is large in terms of staff and students as well as range of programmes, but we prioritise the personal approach and we enjoy getting to know our students.

I make being available to students a priority and will gladly respond to any queries from prospective applicants. Please do contact me direct on m.dartrey@chester.ac.uk or on 01244 512031 and I look forward to meeting you.

Teaching

For the academic year 2016/7 I am module leader for the Level 5 module Politics and Policies which is a core for the Politics Single and Combined students. I am also contrbuting to the teaching on the Level 4 module Thinking about Politics and International Relations which is core to all new Politics and IR students.

Research

My main research focus is on the teaching and learning of Politics and on lessons for the practice of Politics academics from the student experience of expressing their political views.

Published work

Books

D’Artrey, M (2008) Cont_xts? Media Representation and Society (editor) United Kingdom, Chester: Chester Academic Press

D’Artrey M, Fawkes, J and Tench, P (2009) The role of the public relations practitioner in Exploring Public Relations (2nd edition) United Kingdom, London: Pearson Publishing

Journal Articles

Chamberlain, M, D’Artrey, M and Rowe, D (2011) Peer observation of teaching: a decoupled process in Active Learning in Higher Education 12(3) pp 189-201 November 2011 doi: 10.1177/1469787411415083

Conference Papers

D’Artrey, M (2011) A theoretical mapping of the context and process of the teaching and learning of political theory. 61st Political Studies Association Annual Conference, April 2011. Unpublished conference paper  http://www.psa.ac.uk/2011/