Lecturer in Politics, University of Leicester

My primary research focus is on British politics and specific areas of interest include: public opinion towards the EU and foreign policy issues; public opinion on environmental issues; the impact of religion on political behaviour and social attitudes in Britain; religious issues in British politics.

I am undertaking collaborative research on public attitudes towards EU-related issues in Greece in the context of the current economic crisis affecting Eurozone countries. I am also researching how religion influences contemporary public attitudes on social-morality issues in Britain. I am also working on a monograph looking at the historical and contemporary relationship of religion to social-moral attitudes, ideology and party support/voting behaviour in Britain, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan.

I co-organised a UACES-funded workshop, entitled 'Sacred & Secular: Researching the Role of Religion in Contemporary Europe', held on June 21 2013, at the University of Leicester. I am one of the co-conveners of the Political Studies Association's specialist group on Politics and Religion.

My PhD thesis was awarded the ‘Arthur McDougall Fund Prize for best dissertation in elections, electoral systems, or representation’ by the United Kingdom Political Studies Association in April 2009. In February 2008 I was given the ‘David Butler Prize’ for a paper presented at the EPOP Conference 2007.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Politics, Leicester University