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 1.2 million people since its launch in 2015 (600,000 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.
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.
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
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.
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.