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I am a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham (UK), where I research political behaviour and electoral campaigning. I am also Deputy Head of Insight and Data at the UK Liberal Democrats.

I received my Ph.D. in political science from the University of Kent’s School of Politics and International Relations. I also have a Research Masters (M.Res.) from the University of Nottingham and a B.Sc. in Politics and Economics from the University of Bath. I have taught modules on statistics and survey design at the University of Kent and University of Warwick.

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.

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