People Feature

Thomas Fleming

DPhil in Politics

I am a DPhil candidate in Politics. My research focuses on comparative legislative and electoral politics. In particular, my doctoral research explores how voters’ attitudes to political parties affect parliamentary rules and behaviour. The first paper from this project, published in the European Journal of Political Research, is available here.

As well as my doctoral research, I am part of a collaborative project which aims to collect, analyse, and disseminate data on how parliamentary rules have evolved over time. Data from this project is available to download and explore at The first output from this project is a dataset of the formal rules of the UK House of Commons, 1811-2015. We introduced and analysed this data in a recent article in Legislative Studies Quarterly, available here

I am also a Non-Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. I teach several undergraduate papers, including 'Modern British Politics & Government' and 'Politics in Europe'.

Thomas Fleming