Dan Hough graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1997. On leaving the North-East he headed for the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham to complete his PhD. Following the completion of his doctoral studies in 2000 he spent another two years in Birmingham working on a Leverhulme Trust funded research project with Charlie Jeffery and then as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow. He then moved to the University of Nottingham for a year before joining the department in the Autumn of 2003.
In his role as Director of the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption (SCSC) Dan regularly works with and advises practitioners in the anti-corruption community.
Dan also serves as the Chairman of the International Association for the Study of German Politics having previously served as both Secretary (2007-10) and Treasurer (2004-07)