Research

My research has focused on the effects of interactions between citizens and political campaigns, the nature of personalised campaign messaging, and the drivers of political participation and behaviour.

This page lists my peer-reviewed journal articles, working papers, 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].


Working Papers

Mobilising support when the stakes are high: Mass emails affect constituent-to-legislator lobbying on Brexit (with Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte, Florian Foos, and Denise Baron). Accepted for presentation at EPSA 2020.

Vote like your rights depend on it: Sexuality, political engagement, and turnout in Western Europe (with Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte). Under review.

Polarised and mobilised: EU issue voting and turnout in the 2019 European Parliament Elections (with Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte and Cal Le Gall). Under review.

Changing political identities and campaign activism: Experimental evidence (with Katharina Lawall, Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte, and Florian Foos). Accepted for presentation at EPSA 2020.

When do candidates personalise their campaign messaging? (with Siim Trumm and Caitlin Milazzo).

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).

First Class Voting: When do citizens vote by post? (with Stuart Turnbull-Dugarte).


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).