Engagement

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Research Coverage

“Can parties sign up more people to postal votes with mailings? Some evidence”Mark Pack (May 2019)

“Urging party supporters to sign up for postal votes in ineffective”Phys.org (Apr 2019)

“Urging party supporters to sign up for postal votes in ineffective”EurekAlert! (Apr 2019)

“Urging party supporters to sign up for postal votes in ineffective”University of Kent News (Apr 2019)

“How not to recruit postal voters in the UK” – LSE British Politics & Policy (Mar 2019).

“‘Conceived in Harlesden’: When do candidates emphasise their local connections in UK general elections?” – Democratic Audit UK (Jan, 2019).

“Podcast: What the evidence really says about the impact of campaigning – Josh Townsley”Mark Pack (Nov 2018)

“How leaflets and canvassing raise turnout in British elections”Mark Pack (Oct 2018)

“Do party leaflets and canvass visits increase voter turnout?” – LSE British Politics & Policy (Oct 2018).

“Campaign spending and voter turnout: does a candidate’s local prominence influence the effect of their spending?” – Democratic Audit UK (Aug 2018).


Media Commentary

BBC local radio (Discussing defections and election strategy– from 1:24:00)                                 

WikiTribune (‘Why aren’t we all voting online?’)                                                                                                                  

Shout Out UK (‘Democratic Dashboard: The Missing Piece British Politics Needs’)               

Kent Q-Step (podcast contributor: ‘How To Win Arguments With Numbers’)                            

I have also secured media coverage for the LSE’s Democratic Dashboard site on the Guardian, Independent, Express, ITV, and in various regional news outlets.


Democratic Dashboard

Since January 2017, I have been responsible for managing and promoting the London School of Economics’ voter information project, Democratic Dashboard. The aim of Democratic Dashboard is to help promote electoral engagement among the wider public by bringing an array of information about UK elections together in one, accessible place.

The site has covered every local and national election since 2015. In addition, I have integrated a polling station finder, local candidate information, and election results. The resource has been used by 1.5 million people since its launch in 2015 (800,000 since 2017), and has been featured on the Independent, Guardian, Express, and ITV’s Peston on Sunday.


Local Democracy Dashboard

The aim of the Local Democracy Dashboard is to promote engagement in local democracy by making an array of information more accessible. In so doing, we hope to play a part in using the digital environment to spread local political engagement.

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Sheffield Methods Institute 

As a Research Associate at the SMI, I have created a series of materials for teaching quantitative research methods, including tutorial videos, and software user guides. 


Q Step

I have been involved with outreach work with Kent’s Q-Step Centre – a £19.5 million programme designed to promote quantitative social science training in the UK.

Alongside contributing to the organisation and teaching of the annual summer school, I was a regular contributor to the  ‘How To Win Arguments With Numbers’ podcast ahead of the 2017 General Election (available on iTunes). I also organised and spoke at a public panel event on the future of opinion polling.


Education Policy Institute

EPI Report

During my time at the Education Policy Institute (EPI), a London-based think tank focusing on UK education policy, I co-authored a report on the economic benefits of joining or establishing Multi-Academy Trusts. The report received coverage on Schools Week.

I also contributed to the Mayor of London’s Annual London Education Report 2017.


Think Nation

Toolkit

I wrote a voting toolkit for ThinkNation and film-maker Billie JD Porter as part of the ‘Use Your Voice’ initiative to help educate and inform young people about British elections and democracy. The toolkit was covered on the London Evening Standard.