Department of Government

Our academic staff

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Discover the academic staff in the Department of Government

Our academic staff hold various posts within the Department of Government, deliver excellence in the teaching of our modules, and conduct research in a wide range of specialisms.

To visit an individual member of staff's academic profile and view their contact details, please click on the links below:

Academic members of staff

Lecturer, Department of Government
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: International Relations; The quantitative and qualitative analysis of conflict management and resolution; International cooperation; Environmental politics
Reader, Department of Government
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: Public opinion; Voting behaviour; British politics; British political parties; The British judiciary.
Reader, Department of Government
Research interests: Political Budget Cycles; International Political Economy; Economic Voting; Comparative Political Economy
Professor, Department of Government
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: contemporary theories of distributive justice; the just distribution of resources between age groups; the role of the concept of dignity in normative political theory
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: Political Institutions; Political Parties; Quantitative study of ideology and political attitudes
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Analytic political theory; Global justice; Trade justice; The ethics of the arms trade
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: The relationship between trade and conflict; the use of economic policies in international politics; peacekeeping operations and the governance of post-conflict societies; policy convergence in the European Union.
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: political representation; parties' election strategies; political institutions
Reader (R), Department of Government
Research interests: International Political Economy; Comparative Political Economy; Central banks; Foreign direct investment; International cooperation/International institutions
Reader, Department of Government
Professor, Department of Government
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: International conflict and cooperation; Empirical study of peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction; Social institutions and conflict management; Empirical study of gender and conflict
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: International Conflict and Cooperation; Intrastate Conflict, Protest, and Mobilization; Mathematical and Statistical Models; Democratization;
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: political philosophy; Lacanian and post-Marxist discourse theory; philosophy and methodology of social science; post-structural approaches to political and policy studies; theories of democracy and ideology; grammars of freedom and equality in contemporary political discourse; cultures and discourses of the economy
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Professor, Department of Government
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: Political psychology; public opinion; survey experiments
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: comparative politics; mixed methods inference; formal theory; field research design; Sub-Saharan Africa; indigenous governance; public goods provision
Lecturer, Department of Government
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Democratisation; Political Behaviour; Party systems; Elections
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Professor, Department of Government
Faculty Dean Undergraduate (Social Sciences) - Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: Authoritarian Regimes; International Development; Third World Politics
Lecturer, Department of Government
Lecturer, Department of Government
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: The politics of the human; The work of Judith Butler; The politics of the body; Agency and resistance; Human Rights
Lecturer, Department of Government
Lecturer, Department of Government
Head of Department - Professor (R), Department of Government
Research interests: Legislative Politics; Comparative European Politics; Public Policy; Irish Politics
Postdoctoral Fellow (Institute for Analytics and Data Science), Department of Government
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: democratic theory; political representation; social theory; ancient and modern western political thought; contemporary political thought; classical Marxist theory; critics of liberalism
Lecturer, Department of Government
Lecturer, Department of Government
Reader (R), Department of Government
Research interests: Civil conflict; Terrorism; Organised crime
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Terrorism; Civil Conflict; Political Violence; Spatial Analysis of Conflict; Peacekeeping
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: UK party leadership elections; the Labour Party, including links with trade unions; party organisation and intra-party democracy; strategic positioning of British political parties; UK party system
Professor (R) and Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Government
Research interests: Political Economy; Politics and Economics of Natural Disasters; Leader Survival; Econometrics;
Lecturer, Department of Government
Research interests: Comparative Politics.; International Relations.;
Professor, Department of Government
Research interests: DrReinhardts work examines how decision-making under uncertainty affects the distribution of wealth in society.; She focuses her work on the political economy of foreign aid, economic and social development, and the political and policy implications of disasters. This pursuit has drawn her inquiry in fascinating directions.; She has studied race, trust, and migration; the construction of trust by the media across levels of government; and how the allocation of foreign aid conditions its performance effectiveness.; DrReinhardt also researches political methodology, and applies established models to new problems and topics.; Her work on survey measures, experimental design, and signalling games has been seen inPolitical Analysis,theJournal of Risk Research, and the Journal of Theoretical Politics.
Senior Lecturer (R) (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow), Department of Government
Lecturer (DAAD), Department of Government
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Professor, Department of Government
Senior Lecturer, Department of Government
Reader, Department of Government
Lecturer, Department of Government
Lecturer, Department of Government
Lecturer, Department of Government
Professor, Department of Government
Lecturer, Department of Government
Contact us
Department of Government University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone: 01206 872759