Gavin Freeman graduated from the University of Leicester in 2009 with a First Class Degree in History and Politics. The following year he graduated with an MA History with distinction from the same university. He then studied for his PhD in Political History. His doctoral research was entitled: Beyond Westminster : grass-roots Liberalism in England, 1910-1929. 

Gavin worked as a lecturer for 8 years before he worked in Schools and Colleges in the West Midlands, and worked for a large Local Authority in the East Midlands working and leading on projects within the Legal and Democratic Services department.  

Gavin joined the University of Cumbria in 2022 as a tutor for Degree Apprentices in Project Management. His areas of interest include project scope management and project failure. 

Qualifications and memberships

BA (Hons) History and Politics, University of Leicester

MA History, University of Leicester

PhD in Political History


Freeman, G., (2016) ‘The decline of the Liberal party in the heart of England: the Liberals in Leicestershire, 1914–24’, 89 (215), pp. 531-549. 

Freeman, G., (2018) ‘The Liberal Party and the Impact of the 1918 Reform Act’, Parliamentary History, 37 (1), pp. 47-63.