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Professor in Government and Public Policy, University of Strathclyde, and Adjunct Professor in the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town, University of Strathclyde

Professor Mattes is Senior Adviser to, and co-founder of Afrobarometer, a ground-breaking regular survey of public opinion in 37 African countries.

He is also the co-author (with Michael Bratton and E. Gyimah-Boadi) of Public Opinion, Democracy and Markets In Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2005), and the co-editor (with David Denemark and Richard Niemi) of Growing Up Democratic: Does It Make A Difference? (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2016).


  • –present
    Professor in the Department of Political Studies , University of Cape Town

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Professor in the Department of Political Studies
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation