Tom Parkin is a writer, PhD researcher, former political candidate and a graduate in both International Relations (BA, Sheffield) and International Public and Political Communication (MA, Sheffield).

Tom’s research interests include global responses to state failure, the conceptualization of security and religion and diplomacy. Tom is due to start a PhD at the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield in February 2023. His proposed research title is: Faith In Failed States: The relationship between local religious leaders and British state actors on the island of Ireland.

If you would like to get in touch, you can contact Tom using this website, or find him on Twitter @tompjparkin.


Recent Activity

January 2020 – present: Freelance political commentator (across radio and print)

March 2020 – May 2022: Liberal Democrat candidate, Sheffield City Council.

July 2021: Graduated BA International Relations and Politics (First Class), University of Sheffield.

November 2022: Graduated MA International Public and Political Communications (Distinction), University of Sheffield (Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship).

February 2023: PhD Researcher, Department of Journalism Studies, University of Sheffield.

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