I’m a political scientist interested in the interplay between public opinion, policy-making processes, and government legislation.
Some questions I’ve explored in my research include: How can we best understand social policy preferences? What factors shape how people react to public consultations? And why do some citizens want certain groups to have more or less policy influence than others?
I’ve published over two dozen studies, and you can find my articles in high-impact journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Political Psychology, and Socio-Economic Review. You can read discussions of my research in The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, and Le Monde.
At Loughborough University, I serve as Undergraduate Admissions Lead and Open Day Student Recruitment Deputy for the Department of International Relations, Politics and History, and am a committee member of the Loughborough University and College Union branch.
Before starting at Loughborough, I was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at Utrecht University’s School of Governance, where I worked with Barbara Vis, and I held a 3-year Assistant Professorship in the Department of Political Science at Aarhus University (in affiliation with the Universalism and the Welfare State research project).
Inflated figures, inflated opposition: how claims about welfare benefit levels affect public opinion