Department of Political Science


Matia Vannoni

PhD Candidate in Political Science

Matia Vannoni

Project Title

‘Attitudinal Policy Dynamics: Explaining Policy Change In Tobacco Control’.


I am a third year PhD candidate at the School of Public Policy (UCL) where I teach courses on political economy and international business. My research focuses on the many facets of representation: electoral representation, both at national and local level, and interest representation, more specifically business representation. I have been involved in several broad research projects, funded by external bodies, such as the British Academy and the Economic and Social Research Council. My research has been featured in several journals, such as Journal of European Public Policy, British Politics etc.

My research interests converge in my project, which aims to explain policy change in tobacco control. More specifically, I investigate how the interaction between powerful actors, such as the tobacco industry, and public constituencies affects the introduction of policies.

I hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in political science and European studies from the University of Trento as well as an MRes in European Studies from the European Institute, LSE.

For a list of my publications, conference attendances etc. please see my CV (PDF) and my website.