PGCAP completion & Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Following the completion of my first teaching certificate a few years ago, I have now successfully completed my ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice‘ (PGCAP) that I started during my time at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) in early 2017. The PGCAP is based on the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and equips holders with the…

CCCU Expert Comment: The deterioration of Polish democracy

Following the announcement of Polish President Andrzej Duda to veto two bills that are part of the governments controversial plans to reform the judiciary, I wrote a brief commentary for the CCCU Expert Comment blog. You can find the whole text below: THE DETERIORATION OF POLAND’S DEMOCRACY Dr Philipp Köker explains that the President’s veto is unlikely…

New role: Big Data Ambassador for CCCU School of Psychology, Politics & Sociology

Starting this January, I will serve as ‘Big Data Ambassador’ for the School of Psychology, Politics and Sociology at Canterbury Christ Church University. In my role, I will help to identify existing data sets and new Big Data sources for use in teaching and research across the faculty. I will also raise awareness among staff of such…

New job: Senior Research Fellow at Canterbury Christ Church University

After seven years at University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, as MA and PhD student and postdoctoral researcher, I am leaving London and am taking up a new post as Senior Research Fellow in Politics and International Relations at Canterbury Christ Church University from today. I will continue my research into presidential…