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.

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

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

Hidden connections: The gender gap in personalised campaigning. With Caitlin Milazzo.

Polarised and mobilised: Turnout at the 2019 European parliament election (with Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte and Cal Le Gall).

What the voters want: Analysing voters’ preferences for different modes of campaign contact (with David Cutts).

GOTV canvassing and intra-household partisanship: Experimental evidence (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).