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

October 2018 - December 2018:

Exmouth, Cornwall, Greater Manchester, London

Acted as UK devolution consultant to an international development project funded by FCO and delivered by DAI Europe. This was on behalf ot the recently established Tangier/Tetuan/Al-Hoceima Regional Council in Northern Morocco. My tasks were: 1) prepare a 10k-word background report on devolution in the UK; 2) devise a suitable programme of UK visits for a 13-strong delegation consisting of councillors and managers from the region; accompany the delegates on their week-long visit in Dec 2018; prepare a final report on the visit


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)