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Professor of Politics & International Studies, The Open University

Simon Usherwood is Professor of Politics & International Studies in the School of Social Sciences & Global Studies at the Open University. He is also Visiting Research at the Centre for Britain and Europe, University of Surrey, where he worked 2003-21. Between 2017 and 2019, he was Deputy Director of the ESRC's "UK in a Changing Europe" programme. His research focuses on euroscepticism, both in the UK and across the EU, as well as UK-EU relations. He is Chair of UACES (the UK's European Studies association) 2021-24.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Surrey


  • 2004 
    LSE, PhD European Politics