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Matthew Ashton

Matthew Mokhefi-Ashton

Principal Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Social and Political Sciences


Matthew is a lecturer in Politics and International Relations. He teaches on a range of modules on the Nottingham Trent University BA Politics degree, including Hyperpower Politics: The USA, Transnational Media and Society and Media Power and Politics. He also leads on the module Transnational Media Governance on the MA Journalism Degree. His main areas of focus are US policy and media politics.

Matthew did his original degree in Politics at NTU before completing an MA in Politics and Contemporary History at Nottingham University. He also has Post-Graduate Certificates in Research Methodologies and Higher Education. He completed his Phd at NTU in 2008.

In 2014 he won the Vice-Chancellor Award for Teaching and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is a member of the Political Studies Association and The Association for the Study of German Politics. His research is currently focusing on the use of game based learning in teaching, with particular emphasis on how it can be sued to examine US policy both at home and abroad.

Press expertise

  • British politics
  • American politics
  • European politics
  • Media and politics