PhD in Local Government, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, July 2008.
MSc. in Management, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, UK, October
BA (Hons.) International Relations and Strategic Studies, Lancaster University, Lancaster,
UK, July 2000.
Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education Practice, Northumbria University, UK,
MPA (2018/19), Foundations of Public Administration
MPA (2018/19), Intergovernmental Relations
MPA (2018/19), MPA Capstone Portfolio
Awards and Grants
June 2014 - Co-investigator (with P. Maw) for Arts and Humanities Research Council
(AHRC) PhD Studentship Grant of £53,904 over 3 years. Project title: ‘The Carboniferous
Capitalist: John Buddle and Technological Change in the North East Coal Mining Industry’
(Grant no. AH/J010766/1).
March 2010 - £1500 by University of Southampton, UK awarded (with C. Saunders) for
public outreach activities regarding nuclear power as part of National Science and
Engineering Week (
January 2004 - Economic and Social Research Council [ESRC]/PhD Studentship.
Burkhardt, B. and Baker, K. (Forthcoming). ‘Agency Correlates of Police Militarization:
The Case of MRAPs.’ Police Quarterly.
Taj, A. and Baker, K. (2018) ‘Multi-Level Governance and Local Government Reform in
Pakistan’ Progress in Development Studies. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1464993418786796
Stout, C. and Baker, K. (forthcoming 2018) ‘The Impact of Accusations of Racial Prejudice
on Racial Attitudes: A Survey Experiment.’ Social Science Quarterly.
Rubin, E. and Baker, K. P. (2018). ‘Paying Attention to the Trees in the Forest, or
a Call to Examine Agency-Specific Stories’, Review of Public Personnel and Administration. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0734371X17753865
Precious, C., Baker, K. and Edwards, M. (2017) ‘Coping with Compassion: Street-Level
Bureaucrats and Food Pantries in Oregon’, VOLUNTAS. 28(5): 2011-2031 DOI: 10.1007/s11266-017-9894-5
Baker, K. (2017). ‘Applying Cultural Theory to Analyse Government Efforts to Promote
a Revival of Nuclear Power in Britain, France and the United States’, Review of Policy Research. 34(2): 233–254. DOI: 10.1111/ropr.12224
Baker, K. and Irving, A. (2016). ‘Co-producing Approaches to the Management of Dementia
through Social Prescribing’, Social Policy and Administration, 50(3): 379 – 397. DOI:10.1111/spol.12127
Baker, K. (2016) ‘Delivering a Revival of Nuclear Power’ in R. Heffron and G. Little
(eds.) Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US, (pp. 215 – 218). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press/ New York: Oxford University
Toke, D. and Baker, K. (2016) ‘So what’s New? Electricity Market Reform in Britain’,
Policy and Politics, 44(4): 645 - 666 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557315X14412058989712
Baker, K. and Stoker G. (2015). ‘A Comparison of State Traditions and the Revival
of Nuclear Power in Four Countries’, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 17(2): 140 – 156. DOI: 10.1080/13876988.2014.889901
Baker, K. (2015). ‘Metagovernance, Risk and Nuclear Power in Britain’ in E. Ongaro
(ed.) Multi-Level Governance: The Missing Linkages (pp. 251 – 273). Bingley: Emerald.
Baker, K. and Stoker, G. (2015). Nuclear Power and Energy Policy: The Limits of Governance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781137433855 (245 pages).
Becker, G. M., Allen-Wolters, E. and Baker, K. (2016). ‘Disciplinary Justice in Corvallis
Schools’, Corvallis (OR): Oregon State University School of Public Policy (limited
Van de Walle, S., Baker, K. and Skelcher, C. (2006). Empowerment, Trust and Local
Government Powers: A Report for the ESRC Knowledge Transfer Team. Swindon: ESRC and
Local Government Association.
Baker, K., Hughes, M. and Skelcher, C. (2006). Shared, Corporate and Transactional
Services: A Literature Review. Birmingham: University of Birmingham for the Regional
Centres of Excellence.
Hughes, M. and Baker, K. (2006). Efficiency and Equality – Is There a Conflict Between
the Efficiency Agenda and Achieving Quality Objectives in Local Government Procurement?
London: Department of Communities and Local Government.