Foreign Affairs Analyst, Political Commentator, PhD Candidate.

Tom Parkin is passionate about communication, diplomacy and foreign affairs. Want to get in touch? Email him at, or find him on Twitter @tompjparkin.

BA (Hons)

International Relations and Politics BA (Hons), First Class (Sheffield)


International Public and Political Communication MA, Distinction Scholarship (Sheffield)

PhD Candidate

Department of Journalism Studies, Scholarship (Sheffield)

A Strong Academic Background

Tom has a diverse academic background. He holds a first-class BA (Hons) in International Relations and Politics (Sheffield), and a scholarship MA in International Public and Political Communication (Sheffield).

He is currently undertaking a PhD entitled: A study of the role of religion, religious leaders and British state actors in building sustainable peace in post-conflict Northern Ireland.

A Record of Political Experience

Tom has experience as a political campaigner on the ground. He was a candidate for Sheffield City Council throughout 2020-2022. He has campaigned in local, national and European elections, and has a particular interest in crisis communication and foreign policy.

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