I am a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham (UK), where I am part of a team analysing campaign messaging. I have a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Kent, and have taught modules on statistics and survey design.

My academic research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Electoral Studies, Political Science Research and Methods, Political Studies, Parliamentary Affairs, the Journal of Experimental Political Science, and Acta Politica.

I am also Deputy Head of Insight and Data at the UK Liberal Democrats.

Feel free to get in touch via email at joshua.townsley@nottingham.ac.uk.