Research & Publications

Research Interests

My main research interests are partisan electoral campaigns and political behaviour. I use a combination of quantitative and experimental methods. Below is a list of published/accepted journal articles and working papers.


Journal Articles

Can parties recruit postal voters? Experimental evidence from Britain. Electoral Studies (forthcoming). doi:10.1016/j.electstud.2019.02.013. 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 (2018) doi:1017/psrm.2018.39. [paper, code and data]

Conceived in Harlesden: Candidate-centred campaigning in British general elections. Parliamentary Affairs (2018) doi:1093/pa/gsy040. With Caitlin Milazzo. [paper].

Information effect on voter turnout: How campaign spending mobilises voters. Acta Politica (2017), 52(4): 461–478. doi:1057/s41269-016-0027-8. With Siim Trumm & Laura Sudulich. [paper].


Working papers

Why are the Radical Right better at capitalising on ‘populism’ than the Radical Left? With James Downes and Valerio Bruno. (Under review). [paper].

Vote like your rights depend on it: Homosexuality and electoral participation in Europe. With Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte. (Preparing to submit). [paper].

What the voters want: Analysing voters’ preferences for campaign contact. With David Cutts. (Preparing to submit).


Projects in progress

GOTV canvassing experiments in local and European elections. With Florian Foos.

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

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

The nature of personalised campaigns in British general elections. With Caitlin Milazzo.

Providing election information: The case of the Democratic Dashboard. With Patrick Dunleavy.


Other Publications

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).