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Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett

Senior research associate, University of East Anglia

Chantal Sullivan-Thomsett joined UEA as a Senior Research Associate in the School of Environmental Sciences in August 2022. As a qualitative political scientist, she is interested in understanding the experiences, beliefs and motivations of those engaged in 'politics' broadly conceived: from individuals campaigning for individual action on climate change through street protest, to party member activism, to the actions and decisions of MPs in parliaments.

Following the completion of her PhD on the political style of the contemporary German Green Party and its members in 2022, she is now a member of the ESRC-funded Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) at UEA. In this role, her current research focuses on exploring German and UK politicians’ understanding of public perceptions of climate change and how it influences their role in enacting climate policy.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in German and Politics, University of Leeds


  • 2016 
    University of Sheffield, MA Germanic Studies