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Research Associate, Cardiff University

Craig Johnson is a Research Associate with the Wales Centre for Public Policy. He is also finishing a PhD in Politics at Newcastle University, focusing on the potential for Labour-Liberal Democrat co-operation.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Politics, Newcastle University
  • 2017–present
    Research Officer, Public Policy Institute for Wales


  • 2013 
    Newcastle University, MA (Research) - Politics


  • 2016
    Junior coalition parties in the British context: explaining the Liberal Democrat collapse at the 2015 general election, Electoral Studies
  • 2015
    Did Perception of the Economy Affect Attitudes to Immigration at the 2010 British General Election?, Social Science Quarterly
  • 2014
    The Importance of Local Parties and Incumbency to the Electoral Prospects of the Liberal Democrats, Politics

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Co-operation or competition? Incentives and obstacles to co-operation between British centre-left parties in an era of hung parliaments.
    PhD Candidate.
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Political Studies Association
  • European Consortium for Political Research