Research

My research has focussed on the behavioural effects of interactions between citizens and political campaigns. This includes the effect of campaigns on political engagement, the nature of political decision-making, campaign messaging, and the drivers of political participation and behaviour.

This page lists my published peer-reviewed journal articles, reports and blogs.


Journal Articles

A6. 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].

A5. Can parties recruit postal voters? Experimental evidence from Britain. Electoral Studies (forthcoming). With Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte [paper, pre-registration].

A4. The 2016 referendum: Explaining support for Brexit among would-be MPs. Political Studies (forthcoming). With Siim Trumm & Caitlin Milazzo. [paper].

A3. 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].

A2. Conceived in Harlesden: Candidate-centred campaigning in British general elections. Parliamentary Affairs (2020), 73(1): 127-146. With Caitlin Milazzo [paper].

A1. Information effect on voter turnout: How campaign spending mobilises voters. Acta Politica (2017), 52(4): 461–478. With Siim Trumm & Laura Sudulich [paper].

For my latest Working Papers, please see my CV.


Reports and Blogs

Explaining support for Brexit among would-be MPs in the 2017 general election (2020). LSE British Politics & Policy (blog).

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).