Rick Harmes

Personal details

Contact details:


07949 248660







2010-2017: PhD Politics, Exeter University

2008-10: MRes Politics, Exeter University

1993-95: MBA Public Sector Management, Institute of Local Government Studies, Birmingham University

1981-82: Goethe Institut Kleines Sprachdiplom, Volkshochschule Aachen, Germany 

1972-73: Graduate Certificate of Education (English as a Foreign Language), Institute of Education, London University

1968-72: BA Hons. Modern Languages (Spanish, French, Italian), St Catherine's College, Oxford University


Professional/research experience

January 2016 - present:

University of Exeter, Politics Department

Associate Research Fellow (Structure and Organisation of British Government)

1989 - 2008:

Oxfordshire County Council

Head of Service and Senior Manager, Education and Children's Services

1986 - 1989:

Devon County Council

Deputy Area Education Officer, Plymouth and West Devon

1983 - 1986:

East Sussex County Council

Assistant Education Officer

1980 - 1982:

Aachen, West Germany

Teacher of English, BBS Alsdorf and Stadthochschule der Stadt Aachen

1973 - 1980:

Surrey and Somerset, UK

Various posts in education: language teacher (school pupils and adults), GCE/GCSE examiner, writer of educational materials, summer playscheme leader


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


Rick Harmes

Political Studies Association (2010 to present)

International Political Science Association (2012 to 2014)

Association of Directors of Children's Services (2007 to 2011)

General Teaching Council (2004 to 2011)

Association of Teachers and Lecturers (1974-2015)