Paula Keaveney is a former BBC Journalist and former PR practitioner who has played a range of roles in politics since 1981. She has held elected office, been the leader of a council group, stood as a candidate in high profile elections, run election campaigns, worked at a party headquarters and played administrative and organisational roles. Paula studied Politics at Edinburgh University before training to be a broadcast journalist. She brings her academic interests and her practical experience to the teaching of Politics at Edge Hill University. Paula is a regular broadcaster and is frequently asked to comment on political issues and events.