I am a passionate believer in research informing teaching. I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching, from the University of Kent (UK) and I have also received training at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  I teach courses primarily in Comparative Politics, Elections and Voting alongside Methodology (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods). I am also available to supervise undergraduate dissertation projects that relate to comparative politics (European & Asian Politics) alongside Electoral Studies and Party Politics.

I have recently developed an innovative course at Lee Woo Sing College (CUHK) that examines the ‘rise’ of right-wing and left-wing populism in Europe. I place a strong emphasis on teaching and this is reflected in my excellent teaching evaluation scores in both Hong Kong and in the UK.

At CUHK, I teach the following courses:

GPAD 3160: Governance of the European Union (2017 & 2018) Syllabus

GEWS 2111: The Rise of Populism in Europe (2018) Syllabus

GPAD 2395: Comparative Asian Politics (2018 & 2019) Syllabus

GPAD 2145: Electoral Studies (2019) Syllabus

GPAD 2111B: Political Research Methodology (2018 & 2019) Syllabus

Stata Lab Materials:

GPAD 1020-B: Fundamentals of Government (2018 & 2019) Syllabus

My additional course syllabi can be found here.

Recent Teaching Evaluation Scores (2017-18):

GPAD 2395: Comparative Asian Politics (5.7/6) “Very Good”

GPAD 2111B: Political Research Methodology (5.4/6) “Very Good”

GPAD 1020-B: Fundamentals of Government (5.1/6) “Very Good”

GPAD 3160: Governance of the European Union (5/6) “Very Good”

I have also been a Guest Lecturer for the Europe Asia Policy Centre for Comparative Research (HKBU) and delivered topics that relate to Brexit and British Politics for the course “Government & Politics of the United Kingdom.” (POLS 3207).


I have recently published two interrelated pieces for the UK Higher Education Academy (where I am an Associate Fellow) and for the British International Studies Association (BISA PGN) Network on the importance of teaching both Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods to political science undergraduate students and my teaching philosophy. During my time as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Kent, I was nominated for the Kent Union Teaching Awards Prize for teaching Statistics in the module Political Research & Analysis (2015-16).


For more information on my teaching, please check out my Academia page.

一年一度政政系盛事——「政政足球盃2018」於上星期四月十二日晚上七時於中大嶺南場進行決賽,由以馬嶽教授及Dr. James Downes領軍的「Real GPAD」隊對決學生隊伍「馬嶽粉絲足球隊」。經過一番龍爭虎鬥,最後結果以10:6,由「馬嶽粉絲足球隊」勝出。