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 Press.
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).
September 2018 - Present
SUNY Brockport, Brockport, New York, USA.
Associate Professor, Public Administration.
September 2014 – August 2018
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA.
Assistant Professor, Political Science, School of Public Policy.
April 2011 – August 2014
Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) Department of Social Sciences.
April 2008 – March 2011
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations
December 2006 – March 2008
University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
Research Associate, Manchester Architectural Research Centre.
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 circulation).
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.