James Weinberg is a research associate on the Q-Step programme at the University of Sheffield and an Associate Fellow of the Sir Bernard Crick Centre. James is Lead Fellow for citizenship on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Democratic Participation and he chairs its Political Literacy Oversight Group. He is also currently a convenor of both the Political Psychology and Young People & Politics specialist groups at the UK Political Studies Association. In September 2019 James will begin as Lecturer in Politics and Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in Governance & Policymaking at the University of Sheffield. Previously James worked in secondary education as an English teacher in London. His research has been published in journals such as the British Educational Research Journal, Parliamentary Affairs and he is currently writing a book with Bristol University Press entitled 'Who enters politics and why do they do it?'