My name is Alix Green and I’m Head of Policy and Lecturer in History and Policy at the University of Hertfordshire. This blog is a way of bringing together the different aspects of my work and exploring the interfaces and intersections between history, policy, education and public life (and many others besides).
My research is in the area of ‘thinking with history’ in public policy development, so how can we use the thinking styles and approaches of history to enhance policymaking processes. This work has also sparked an interest in the teaching of history and how students can develop a greater consciousness of and engagement with the components and processes of their academic training. This connects with the employability agenda and how we can help students to acquire the ability to think through what they can do and the multiple applications of their academic capabilities in the world of work.