Dr Cathy Gardner
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
Cathy has taught at the University of London since 2001 and has practical experience of 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 policy making (including the Evidence Network), 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.
- BA(Hons) Politics, South Bank University
- MSc(Econ) Public Policy, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
- PhD(Lon) Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London
- Cold War history and telecommunications systems
- Immigration and asylum policy during 20th Century
- Evidence Based Policy Making
- Legal jurisdiction and application
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.
- Working Paper - Can the government manage migration? A study of UK legislation and policy from 1996 - 2006. Centre on Migration, Policy and Society Working Paper No. 34; 04/2006.
- Refereed journal article - Ken Young: Revisiting NSC-68, December 2013, Journal of Cold War Studies 15(1):3-33. (Assisted on research and editing).
- Forthcoming book - Social Relations and Social Policy Under revision.
Currently teaching Social Policy at the University of London with supervisor availability at undergraduate and postgraduate level.