Joelle Tasker

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Government
 Joelle Tasker


Ask me about
  • Public opinion
  • British politics


Joelle Tasker is a PhD student in the Department of Government. Her research interests include public opinion, political psychology and survey research. Her thesis uses quantitative methods to study ideology in the UK, investigating the relationship between individuals' ideological identities and political attitudes. Her PhD studies are funded by a South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) studentship.


  • MSc Political Science University of Essex (2022)

  • BSc Politics & International Relations University of Exeter (2019)

Research and professional activities


Investigating Individual-Level Conflict Between Ideological Identity and Attitudes in the UK

This project aims to investigate the extent to which individuals' political attitudes are (in)consistent with self-described ideology, as well as exploring whether ideological inconsistencies track elite-level behaviour, and finally whether individuals would be more likely to shift their issue opinions or their ideology where they are shown to be contradictory. This research will be completed using a quantitative analysis of the British Election Study and an original survey experiment.

Supervisor: Professor Royce Carroll , Professor Rob Johns



Colchester Campus