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RECENT ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Professor of Policy and Public Policy, University of East Anglia2019-present
Visiting Scholar, International IDEA, Sweden2020
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of East Anglia2012-2019
Senior Visiting Research Fellow, University of Sydney2018
Lecturer in Politics, Swansea University2008-2012
British Research Council Scholar, John Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.2007

EDUCATION

BA Politics, University of York, UK

MA Public Administration and Public Policy, University of York, UK

PhD, Politics, University of York, UK

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ACADEMY

Editor-in-Chief, Policy Studies                                                                                                                  2019-present

Co-Director, Electoral Integrity Project                                                                                                    2021-present

Co-Convenor Electoral Management Network                                                                                         2016-2021

Convenor, Political Leadership Group, Political Studies Association                                                       2013-16

PUBLIC ENGAGAGEMENT AND IMPACT

  • Winner University of East Anglia award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Policy, January 2020
  • Runner-up, ESRC Impact award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Policy, June 2018
  • Runner-up, University of East Anglia award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Policy, November 2017
  • Senior Fellow to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Democratic Participation, 2015 – present
  • Expert advisor to the Welsh government, January 2019-June 2019
  • 9 invitations to give oral evidence to parliamentary proceedings 2014-21, most recently: Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee, September 2021; Joint Human Rights Select Committee, Spring 2021.
  • 28 submissions of written evidence to parliamentary proceedings, 2012-21

INDICATIVE RESEARCH GRANTS

  • UK Electoral Data, Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, £11,000, November 2021-November 2022 (PI)
  • Electoral Integrity Project, SSHRC Connection Grant, $191,000CAN, March 2021-March 2024 (co-PI)
  • Covid and Elections, ESRC Covid Rapid Response, £106,000, November 2020-November 2021 (PI)
  • Automatic Voter Registration, Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, £10,000, January-June 2000 (PI)
  • Electoral Integrity Project Senior Visiting Fellowship, University of Sydney $15,000AUS, Feb-June 2018 (PI).
  • Electoral Management, SSHRC Connection Grant, $14,000CAN, August 2018-March 2019 (co-PI)
  • Electoral Integrity Project Conference Grant, $4,000AUS, August 2018-March 2019 (PI).
  • UK Poll Worker Survey, British Academy/Leverhulme Trust Small Research Grant, £10,000, August 2014-April 2016 (PI).
  • Performance Standards in Elections, Nuffield Foundation Small Research Grant, £14,000, Spring 2011 (PI).

INDICATIVE MEDIA ACTIVITIES 2019-22

Euro News, BBC Radio 1 FM, BBC Today Programme, CNN, Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, The Times, The Maker (Israel), Wired, Washington Post, Americas Quarterly, Times Radio.