Elections Unit - People

DR ROSE DE GEUS

Postdoctoral Researcher, Nuffield Politics Research Centre, Nuffield Research Fellow

Rose is a postdoctoral researcher at the Nuffield Politics Research Centre and works also with the British Election Study. Her research focuses primarily on the study of elections, voting behaviour and political attitudes. In addition to elections and voting, she is interested in the role of women in politics and women's political attitudes. She previously held a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto, Canada and obtained her DPhil at the University of Oxford in July 2017.

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY EVANS, FBA

Professor of the Sociology of Politics and Nuffield Official Fellow in Politics

Geoff's research examines social inequality and political representation, the nature and sources of social divisions in politics, and the relationship between perceptions, values and voting. He is Co-Director of the current British Election Study, and was a member of a previous Nuffield British Election Study team from 1988 to 1999. He has also directed many other political and social surveys across Europe. From 1998 to 2017 he edited the journal Electoral Studies. 

PROFESSOR JANE GREEN, FAcSS

Professor of Political Science and British Politics and Nuffield Professorial Fellow

Jane is the Director of the Nuffield Politics Research Centre and a Co-Director of the British Election Study. Jane's research is primarily concerned with assessing the relationship between policy and performance and political attitudes and vote choice. One of the main contributions is showing how political actors and mass publics respond to external events and shocks. 

PROFESSOR COLIN RALLINGS

Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Plymouth

Colin is Emeritus Professor of Politics in the School of Sociology, Politics & Law at the University of Plymouth. Rallings' first degree was in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester. Subsequently, he was awarded a master's degree in Politics by Strathclyde and, in 1979, a Ph.D. by the University of Essex for a thesis on electoral behaviour. He joined the then Plymouth Polytechnic in 1976, being appointed Professor of Politics in 1997. With his colleague Micheal Thrasher, Rallings has written extensively on electoral systems, results and British politics. He is Co-Director of the Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre. 

PROFESSOR MICHAEL THRASHER

Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Plymouth

Michael is Emeritus Professor of Politics in the School of Sociology, Politics & Law at the University of Plymouth. Thrasher received his BA in politics from the University of Liverpool in 1974. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 1981 and became Professor of Politics in 1997. He is Co-Director of the Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre. With his colleague Colin Rallings, Thrasher has written extensively on electoral systems, results and British politics. He is Co-Director of the Local Government Chronicle Elections Centre.