Dr Annis May Timpson | University of Oxford

Dr Annis May Timpson

Academic Visitor, Linacre College


Dr Timpson is one of the UK’s leading experts on contemporary Canada. With over 30 years' research experience in Canada, she has interviewed many leading Canadian politicians including Canadian Prime Ministers, Official Language Commissioners, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Canada, and Canada’s National Inuit Leader. She has advised the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Metropolitan Police and the Scottish Government on key political developments in Canada.

She taught American and Canadian Studies at the Universities of Edinburgh, Sussex, Nottingham and Birmingham. She was Vice-President of the British Association for Canadian Studies and Director of the Centre of Canadian Studies at Edinburgh.


  • Canadian politics
  • Arctic politics
  • Inuit communities
  • Indigenous-Settler relations in Canada
  • Royal Commissions
  • Language politics
  • Quebec and Canadian referendums
  • Women and public policy
  • Feminism in Canada

Media experience

Dr Timpson has undertaken over 40 radio and television interviews and press commentaries on political developments in Quebec, Canada, the USA, and Britain for the BBC, World Service, BBC Scotland, CBC, CTV, CNN, Channel Four, The Guardian, The Scotsman, Hill Times, and The Globe and Mail. She is the author of the Guardian's obituary of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.


English, French