I am an expert in the internal life of political parties. I do research on the role of party members and their role both as participants in internal structures, and as campaigners for the party. I have published on internal party democracy, the rhetoric of party leaders at party conferences (especially how much they talk about themselves), and political marketing. I am currently working on a book about how parties recruit and retain the activists that help politicians engage with voters. I also regularly comment on British politics.
I teach British politics to first year students, with a focus on how politically interested and active citizens can influence political decision making. I also teach research methods to post-graduate students, in order to give them transferable skills for the employment market, and to give them the tools to do well in their dissertations.
Senior Lecturer of Comparative Politics