Publications

My main research interests are in electoral campaigns and political behaviour. I use a combination of quantitative and experimental methods. Below is a list of published and accepted peer-reviewed journal articles, working papers, reports and blogs.


Journal Articles:

The 2016 referendum: Explaining support for Brexit among would-be MPs. Political Studies (forthcoming). With Siim Trumm & Caitlin Milazzo. [paper].

Can parties recruit postal voters? Experimental evidence from Britain. Electoral Studies (forthcoming). With Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte [paper, pre-registration].

Drowned out by the noise? The downstream mobilisation effects of party campaigning between local and general elections. Journal of Experimental Political Science (forthcoming) [paper, code and datapre-registration].

Is it worth door-knocking? Evidence from a UK-based GOTV field experiment on the effect of leaflets and canvass visits on voter turnout. Political Science Research and Methods (forthcoming) [paper, code and data].

Conceived in Harlesden: Candidate-centred campaigning in British general elections. Parliamentary Affairs (2020), 73(1): 127-146. With Caitlin Milazzo [paper].

Information effect on voter turnout: How campaign spending mobilises voters. Acta Politica (2017), 52(4): 461–478. With Siim Trumm & Laura Sudulich [paper].


Works-in-progress/Under review:

Vote like your rights depend on it: Homosexuality and electoral participation in Western Europe. With Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte. (Under review).

Mobilising supporters when the stakes are high: The effect of emails on constituent-to-legislator lobbying on Brexit. With Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte, Florian Foos, and Denise Baron.

What the voters want: Analysing voters’ preferences for campaign contact. With David Cutts.

The gender gap in personalised campaigning. With Caitlin Milazzo.

When do we participate and why? Experimental research into values and politics. With Todd Hartman and James Weinberg.

Breaking the mold: Turnout in the 2019 European Parliament election. With Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte and Cal Le Gall.

Changing political identities and campaign activism. With Katharina Lawall, Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte, and Florian Foos.

GOTV canvassing and intra-household partisanship: experimental evidence. With Florian Foos.

Campaign experiments: a meta-analysis. With Florian Foos.


Reports and Blogs:

Why has the populist radical right outperformed the populist radical left in Europe? (2019). Open Democracy (blog).

European elections 2019: what will happen in the East Midlands? (2019). Democratic Audit UK (blog).

European elections 2019: what will happen in the West Midlands? (2019). Democratic Audit UK (blog).

How not to recruit postal voters in the UK. (2019) LSE British Politics & Policy (blog).

‘Conceived in Harlesden’: When do candidates emphasise their local connections in UK general elections? (2019) Democratic Audit UK (blog).

Do party leaflets and canvass visits increase voter turnout? (2018) LSE British Politics & Policy (blog).

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

England’s local elections 2018: bridging the information gap with the Democratic Dashboard. (2018) Democratic Audit UK (blog).

General Election 2017: Voting Toolkit. (2017) Use Your Voice (public resource).

The Economic Benefits of Joining, Establishing, or Growing a Multi Academy Trust. (2017) Education Policy Institute (report).