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Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Kent

Ben Seyd’s research focuses on public opinion, particularly mass orientations towards government, political or institutional trust (on which I am currently writing a book) and attitudes towards democracy and democratic processes. He has also conducted research on the nature, design and effects of political institutions, and on citizen opinion towards electoral reform and devolution in Britain. Ben’s teaching focuses on public opinion and political behaviour at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

His research focuses on public opinion, particularly around how people evaluate government actors and institutions. He is currently writing a book on political trust. He also conducts research on people’s attitudes towards democratic processes, and has conducted studies on how people evaluate different political institutions.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in British and Comparative Politics, Kent