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Tabitha is a lecturer in Politics in the department of Humanities and Law, Faculty of Media and Communication. Her teaching spans across the BA Politics and BA Politics & Economics programmes, and the MA Political Psychology and MA International Political Communication programmes. Her research interests include Political Psychology, National Identity, Defence Mechanisms, Emotion and Rural voters. She gained her PhD in 2022 with her thesis titled 'The psychosocial relationship between national identity and political sentiment in England: 2016-2020".

Journal Articles

  • Baker, T.A., 2022. The EU's Impact on Identity Formation in East-Central Europe Between 2004 and 2013. Perceptions of the Nation and Europe in Political Parties of the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia. EUROPE-ASIA STUDIES, 74 (5), 877-879.
  • Baker, T., 2021. Is there hope for the West Country? Political sentiment amongst rural voters. Renewal: Journal of Social Democracy, 29 (3), 73-83.


  • Baker, T. and Lilleker, D., 2022. “Not One Rule for Everyone”: The Impact of Elite Rule-Breaking on Public Trust in the UK. In: Maarek, P., ed. Manufacturing Government Communication on Covid-19 A Comparative Perspective. Springer.


  • Baker, T., 2022. The psychosocial relationship between national identity and political sentiment in England: 2016-2020. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Media and Communication.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Issues and Debates in Political Psychology
  • Diplomacy and International Relations
  • Dissertation supervision

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Political Psychology
  • International relations, state power and public diplomacy
  • Understanding Contemporary Britain
  • Media and society
  • Introduction to Communication Theory
  • Academic and Professional Practice
  • Dissertation supervision

External Responsibilities


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE, 2021)

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