Professor Charles Lees joined the Department in September 2011. Previously he was at the University of Sheffield.
He is currently a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of Sussex and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Birmingham. He has also held visiting fellowships at the University of California San Diego, the Australian National University, and the University of Sydney.
He has written extensively on comparative politics, policy, and methodology as well as providing media commentary and research and advice for organisations such as the BBC, Sky News, Australian Labor Party, the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Scottish Executive.