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Professor in Politics, University of York

Neil Carter graduated in Politics from the University of Durham and received his postgraduate degrees from the University of Bath. He has held visiting appointments at Griffith University, Monash University and Nuffield College.

His main research and teaching interests have focused on environmental politics and policy, and on British party politics. He is interested in all aspects of environmental politics and policy, with a particular interest in climate policy and politics. The third edition of his book, The Politics of the Environment, was published in 2018 and he is an Associate Editor of Environmental Politics. He has also written widely about British politics, particularly on political parties and elections.

Neil was a Co-Investigator on an ESRC-funded project Divergence, Dismantling and Contestation, Environmental Governance post Brexit (led by Professor Charlotte Burns)

He has also held ESRC grants examining Climate Policy and Political Parties, with Professor Robert Ladrech, and asking Is the European Parliament an Environmental Champion? (with Charlotte Burns). He was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to study the Labour Government’s climate policy.


  • –present
    Professor in Politics, University of York