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Richard Freeman

Richard Freeman
Name
Professor Richard Freeman
Title
Professor of Social Science and Public Policy
Address
2.03 21 George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Telephone
+44 (0)131 650 4680
Email
Research Interests
Public policy, Social Policy, governance, Knowledge, practice
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/social_policy/freeman_richard

Guidance and Feedback Hours

  • Monday 12.0-1.0 and Wednesday 12.0-1.0: please email for an appointment

Richard Freeman teaches theory and method in the Graduate School, as well as courses on the Masters in Public Policy.  He was recently Visiting Professor at the Institute for Higher Studies, Vienna (2013) and has been a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, Florence (1999), a Fulbright New Century Scholar (2002), Research Fellow at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study, Bremen (2005-2010), Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University (2007-2010) and Visiting Professor, Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po'), Paris (2008-2009).  He was formerly Director of the University's Public Policy Network, and is now Co-Director of the Academy of Government.

For more information on his current research and related activity, including papers, publications and postgraduate supervision, click here.

 

Topics interested in supervising

I'd be glad to work with any student wanting to think critically and imaginatively about politics, policy and governance. I've recently supervised postgrads and postdocs writing about agency, emotion, engagement, gender, knowledge, identity, mobility, migration, mapping, participation and practice, and in contexts ranging from the Department of Health, the European Commission, the UN, the Labour Party, community development, primary health care, education, social services and workers' hostels. My own research and teaching is concerned with what people do when they do politics, with its modes of action and all the work it entails. More at http://www.richardfreeman.info/.

If you are interested in being supervised by Richard Freeman, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Politics; PhD in Social Policy; PhD in Sociology; MSc (R) Politics; MSc (R) Social Policy; MSc (R) Sociology