Tabitha Baker

Dr Tabitha Baker

  • Lecturer in Politics
  • Weymouth House W420, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Tabitha Baker is a lecturer in Politics in the department of Humanities and Law, Faculty of Media and Communication. She is also the programme leader for the Foundation Certificate in the 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, Postcolonialism, 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".

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"

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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.

PhD Students

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Issues and Debates in Political Psychology
  • Dissertation supervision

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Political Psychology
  • International relations, state power and public diplomacy
  • Understanding Contemporary Britain
  • Dissertation supervision

Invited Lectures

  • 12 Dec 2022 more
  • The Political Psychology of Defence Mechanisms, Edinburgh, Scotland, 13 Oct 2022 more

External Responsibilities


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

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