Members

This page details the staff currently active with the Network, with links through to further information about their research. Clicking on a member's name takes you to their staff page within their department.

NameDepartmentResearch Interests
Lawrencia Agyepong Department of Media and Communication Political communication, Celebrity Politcs, Elections and Citizen   Participation
Oluwafunmilayo Alakija Department of Media and Communication Identities and the Role of Media among Nigerian Diaspora in London

Dr. Rutvica Andrijasevic

 

School of Managment

Political significance of mobility, specifically in relation to European citizenship. That line of research builds on Rutvica's previous work on the new social movements around issues of gender and labour

Dimitrinka Atanasova Department of Media and Communication Coverage of candidates in elections especially gender differences
Prof. Stuart Ball Department of History British political history from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, Conservative Party since 1900, structure, composition and internal cultures of political parties, especially at the grass-roots and especially in the relationships between leaders and followers, elections and party competition, party ideology and political participation.
Berta Barbet Department of Politics and International Relations Elections, parties' strategies, public opinion and political behaviour

Dr. Leah Bassel

Department of Sociology

Gender and migration; citizenship and human rights; Minority women and NGO mobilisation in tough times; media and the riots.

Luca Bernardi Department of Politics and International Relations Representation, electoral competition
Daniel Bischof Department of Politics and International Relations Representation, social movements
Dr. Gavin Brown Department of Geography Geographies of social movement activism and contentious politics; Geographies of transition, social change and social transformation
Dr. Vicent Campbell Department of Media and Communication Journalism and political communication, election communication in Britain and Europe
Prof. Wojciech Charemza Department of Economics Probabilistic and simulation models of voting
Dr. Scott Davidson Department of Media and Communication
Political public relations and strategic campaign management, Older Voters and the politics of ageing, Public Affairs and lobbying, Current and historical mediation of pensions policy, Discourse and lobbying strategies for disputing science
Dr. Jen Dickinson Department of Geography Gender, citizenship and civil society

Dr. Fabian Frenzel

School of Management

Social movements

Prof. Barrie Gunter Department of Media and Communication Effects of television on public opinion, the effects of advertising on young people, the use and impact of new interactive media.  other media, marketing and management issues.
Dr. Anders Hansen Department of Media and Communication Roles of news and other media (including advertising) in representing and influencing political and social issues. Discursive and rhetorical aspects of the media’s roles in social, cultural and political change and development
Dr. Karen Henderson Department of Politics and International Relations Party politics and elections in East Central Europe
Stephen G. Hopkins Department of Politics and International Relations Party politics in Northern Ireland
Dr. Andrew Johnstone Department of History American public opinion and US foreign policy



Dr. Gabriella Lazaridis

Department of Politics and International Relations

Ethnicity, Migration, Race and Racisms, Belonging and Identity/ies, Processes of Inclusion-Exclusion, Gender inequalities

Dr. Ming Lim

School of Management

Political marketing, political party branding, extremism in marketing as well as on global and corporate branding and communications




Laura MacKenzie Department of Politics and International Relations European politics, radical right parties
Dr. Francisco Martínez-Mora Department of Economics Local Public Economics, Fiscal Federalism, Political Economy, Social Conflict

Dr. Pierre Monforte

Department of Sociology

Civil society and social movements, with a particular emphasis on movements of migrants. Currently developing a research project on the mobilizations against border controls in the UK.

 

Dr. Laura Morales Department of Politics and International Relations

The study of (1) the political participation, political representation and social capital of migrant-background citizens, and (2) the political dynamics that emerge around the immigration issue, primarily in connection to public opinion, political parties and policy-making.

Irene Palacios Department of Politics and International Relations Quality of democracy, political theory and citizen's attitudes

Dr. Georgios Patsiaouras

School of Management

History of marketing thought, conspicuous consumption, macromarketing, consumer research, political marketing

Dr. Martin Quinn School of Managment

Regional and local economic development, Local Government and leadership, Young workers' collectivism and voting behaviour. Attitudes to work and trade unions in the early 1960s predict voting in 1979

Dr. Paul Reilly Department of Media and Communication Political communication (mainly political parties in Northern Ireland), use of internet and how social media is used to by key stakeholders to promote conflict transformation
Dr. James Rockey Department of Economics Political Competition, Ideology and Turnout
Prof. Carlo Ruzza Department of Sociology Radical right parties, link between civil society organisations and advocacy at EU level
Zakaria Sajir Department of Sociology Political participation, Party competition, Public Opinion, Immigration Studies
Valasia Savvidou Department of Politics and International Relations

Currently pursuing a PhD on the importance of the immigration issue on vote choice for National and European Parliament Elections. Interests cover immigration in Europe, voting behaviour of immigrants, elections and voting behaviour when immigration is taken into account.

Peter Thomas Department of Politics and International Relations Political parties and especially European parties and parties of the centre-right, party competition and strategies, politics of immigration, politics of the UK generally and more anything EU-related
Dr. Maria Touri Department of Media and Communication News and Journalism; Framing; Public Opinion; News media effects on foreign policy and political decision-making; Political psychology/ Prospect theory; Game Theory/ Rational Choice Theory
Dr. Alex Waddan Department of Politics and International Relations American party politics and policies; social policy development
Dr. Richard Whitaker Department of Politics and International Relations European Parliament parties and elections, party politics in the EU, and public opinion about the EU. Legislative power, legislatures
Verena Wisthaler Department of Politics and International Relations Verena Wisthaler is a PhD Student at the University of Leicester and a Junior Researcher at the Institute for Minority Rights at the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (I). Research interests: the relationship between national minorities and diversity stemming from migration from the point of view of identity change and political parties; various systems of minority protection and in particular minority education
Zhao Yupei Department of Media and Communication Political Communication, (new) media-power and society, Chinese media and journalism, journalism and new media (eg. citizen journalism)

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