Department of Political Science


Academic, Teaching, and Research Staff

Our Academic, Teaching and Research staff at the Department of Political Science.
Professor Benjamin Lauderdale

Head of Department and Professor of Political Science 

Professor Lauderdale's research is focused on the measurement of political preferences from survey, voting, network and text data.

Room: 1.06, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.


Dr M. Rodwan Abouharb

Associate Professor in International Relations

Dr Rod Abouharb's research examines processes that affect the civility of relations between government and its citizens. 

Room: 2.01, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4922 (x24922)


Ramota Adelakun

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant

Email: ramota.adelakun.19@ucl.ac.uk



Jente Althuis

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant





Dr Valentina Amuso

Valentina Amuso
Lecturer (Teaching) in Political Economy and Comparative Politics

Valentina teaches International Political Economy and her research addresses trade, technology and innovation.

Room: 2.07, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: v.amuso@ucl.ac.uk


Molly Anders

Research Fellow; Research Impact, Communication and Engagement Lead; Partner Activation Consultant for the Development Engagement Lab

Molly is currently researching public attitudes toward global poverty working alongside the Development Engagement Lab team.

Email: m.anders@ucl.ac.uk



Nancy Daza Baez

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant in Quantitative Research Methods

Nancy’s research focuses on the analysis of intergenerational persistence of inequalities and assortative mating in developing countries.

Email: n.baez@ucl.ac.uk


Professor Kristin M Bakke

Professor in Political Science and International Relations

Professor Bakke’s research explores political mobilization, conflict dynamics, and wartime legacies.

Tel: +44 (0)203 108 9295
Email: kmbakke@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Lucy Barnes

Associate Professor in Comparative Politics

Dr Barnes research focuses on the politics of economic policymaking in western democracies.

Room: 3.06, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: l.barnes@ucl.ac.uk


Professor Richard Bellamy

Professor of Political Science

Richard's research combines intellectual history, analytical legal and political philosophy and comparative politics.

Room: 3.15, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Email: r.bellamy@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Jack Blumenau

Lecturer in Political Science & Quantitative Research Methods


Room: 2.06, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 8878 (x28878)
Email: j.blumenau@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Inken von Borzyskowski

Associate Professor in Global Policy & International Relations

Dr. von Borzyskowski's research focuses on international organizations, democracy assistance, and election violence.

Room: 2.06 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Email: i.Borzyskowski@ucl.ac.uk 


Dr Zeynep Bulutgil

Associate Professor in International Relations

Dr Bulutgil’s research focuses on political violence, ethnic mobilization, and religion and politics.

Email: zbulutgil@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Elisa Calliari 

Senior Research Fellow 

Dr Calliari's research explores the role of institutions and governance arrangements in supporting disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, and the emerging policy field of loss and damage associated with climate change impacts. 

Room: 2.03, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: e.calliari@ucl.ac.uk

Matilda Carter

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant

Email: matilda.carter.15@ucl.ac.uk




Nidhi Chaudhary

Lecturer (Teaching) in PPEA and Public Policy

Nidhi’s research interests include policy evaluation, innovation and technology policy and innovation capability development and accumulation in firms in developing countries.

Email: nidhi.chaudhary@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Simon Chin-Yee

Lecturer (Teaching) in International Development

Dr Simon Chin-Yee’s research is on climate change, conflict and vulnerable populations on the African Continent.

Room: 2.08, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: s.chin-yee@ucl.ac.uk


Professor David Coen

Professor of Public Policy, Vice Dean International SHS, Director of Global Governance Institute 

Professor Coen's research addresses EU business lobbying strategies and the consequences for EU institutional development.

Room: 3.01, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Tel: 0207 679 4967
Email: d.coen@ucl.ac.uk

Conrad Copeland

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in International Political Economy

Conrad’s research focusses on understanding the drivers of trade, both modern and historical.

Email: conrad.copeland@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Sarah Correia

Lecturer (Teaching) in International Relations





Dr Helen Brown Coverdale

Lecturer (Teaching) in Political Theory

Helen’s research interests include the moral dimensions of interactions between individuals and the state.

Room: 2.08, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: h.coverdale@ucl.ac.uk


Lorenzo Crippa

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Quantitative Research Methods

Lorenzo's research is in international political economy.




Katherine Crofts-Gibbons

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant





Dr Kate Cronin-Furman

Lecturer in Human Rights

Dr Cronin-Furman studies mass atrocities and human rights.

Room: 3.02, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: k.cronin-furman@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Noele Crossley

Lecturer (Teaching) in International Organisations & International Security 

Noele’s research interests are in the areas of international security and peace and conflict studies.

Room: 2.07, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: noele.crossley@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Cathy Elliott

Lecturer (Teaching) in Qualitative Methods and International Development & Graduate Tutor

Cathy's current work explores the politics of the British "new nature writing" which she argues promotes a politics of enchantment.

Room: 3.08, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4990
Email: cathy.elliott@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Marc Esteve

Associate Professor in International Public Management and Co-Director of the Executive MPA

Dr Esteve’s primary research interests have focused on understanding how individual characteristics influence decision making, specifically in interorganizational collaborations.

Room: 1.04, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: marc.esteve@ucl.ac.uk


Thomas Fieldhouse


Research Fellow & Network Coordinator

Thomas leads the Constitution Unit's collaborations with other research-focused organisations and supports effective two-way engagement with relevant policymakers and commentators. 

Room: 2.01, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Email: t.fieldhouse@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Jared Finnegan

Lecturer in Public Policy

Dr Finnegan studies the comparative political economy of the high-income democracies. His research investigates how governments, voters, and business understand and address long-term societal challenges, particularly climate change.

Room: 4.02, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Email: j.finnegan@ucl.ac.uk        


Dr Tom Fleming

Lecturer in British and Comparative Politics

Dr Fleming's research focuses largely on legislative politics, from both a British and comparative perspective.

Room: 3.01, 31Tavistock Sq.
Telephone: 020 3108 1879 (Internal: 51879)
Email: tom.fleming@ucl.ac.uk 


Ceri Fowler

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Research Methods and Political Science




Dr Melanie Garson

Lecturer (Teaching) in International Conflict Resolution & International Security

Melanie's work focuses on the intersection of the impact of new and emerging technologies on the future of international relations and international security, as well as the  effective negotiation and mediation of international agreements.

Room: 3.01, 31 Tavistock Sq.


Dr Thomas Gift

Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre on US Politics (CUSP)

Thomas's research and teaching interests include US politics, public policy, and applications of survey and experimental methods.

Room: G.04, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 31080 9274 (x59274)
Email: t.gift@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Noga Glucksam

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in International Security & Foreign Policy

Dr Glucksam’s research focuses on post-conflict transitions, conflict resolution, peacebuilding, reconciliation and transitional justice.

Room: 3.07, 29/30 Tavistock Sq
Email: n.glucksam@ucl.ac.uk


Devran Gulel

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant




Dr Fergus Green

Lecturer in Political Theory & Public Policy

Dr Green's research traverses political theory, political economy, public policy and law. Much of his work is concerned with the transition to a low-carbon economy. 

Room: 3.01, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Email: fergus.green@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Adam Harris

Associate Professor in Development Politics

Dr. Harris’ research investigates and seeking to challenge the dominant narratives around ethnic voting.

Room: 1.04, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Tel: 020 7612 6927 (x06927)
Email: adam.s.harris@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Alexandra Hartman

Alexandra Hartman
Associate Professor of Political Science

Dr Hartman's research focuses on the political economy of institutions in fragile states.

Room: 2.05, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: alexandra.hartman@ucl.ac.uk


Friederike Hartz

Research Assistant 

Friederike’s research is in the evolution and political dynamics regarding non-economic losses of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) as well as climate-related migration and climate security.

Room: 2.03, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: f.hartz@ucl.ac.uk


Professor Robert Hazell

Professor of Government and the Constitution

Professor Robert Hazell’s research includes covers the whole of the constitutional reform agenda.

Room: 3.02, 29 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 0207 679 9349 
Email: r.hazell@ucl.ac.uk


Kaleigh Heard

Kaleigh Heard

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant and Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Human Rights





Dr Kyle Herman

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Environmental Politics

Dr Herman's research explores how multilateral environmental policies induce firms to innovate in climate and environmental technologies.

Room: 3.11, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: k.herman@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Tim Hicks

Associate Professor in Public Policy

Dr Hick's studies a range of issues falling within comparative politics, public policy, and comparative political economy.

Room: 3.06, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Tel: 020 3108 9582 (x59582)


Bradley Hillier-Smith

Bradley Hillier-Smith
Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant

Bradley teaches on the department's Human Rights modules.

Email: b.hillier-smith@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Dan Honig

Associate Professor of Public Policy

Dr Honig's research focuses on the relationship between organizational structure, management practice, and performance in public agencies. 

Room: 3.02, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 3108 1877
Email: dan.honig@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Gerda Hooijer 

Lecturer in Comparative Political Economy

Dr Hooijer's research interests include comparative political economy, comparative social policy, and immigration.

Room: 3.07, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: g.hooijer@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Jeffrey Howard

Associate Professor of Political Theory

Dr Howard writes on a variety of moral challenges facing citizens and policymakers. 

Room: 1.02, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 0203 108 6939
Email: jeffrey.howard@ucl.ac.uk

Eleonora Iob

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Quantitative Research Methods and PhD Researcher in Epidemiology & Psychobiology

Eleonora’s research focuses on the psychosocial, behavioural, and biological risk factors for mental health problems in young people and adults.

Room:  B09, 1-19 Torrington Place
Email: eleonora.iob.17@ucl.ac.uk


Memta Ramchand Jagtiani

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant in Quantitative Research Methods

Memta's reseasrch explores the relationship between social media and mental health

Room: 1-19, Torrington Place
Email: memta.jagtiani.15@ucl.ac.uk


Lisa James

Research Assistant

Lisa works as a research assistant with Meg Russell on the Brexit, Parliament and the Constitution project.

Room: 2.02, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 3108 9809
Email: l.james@ucl.ac.uk


Malte Jauch

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant in Political Science

My research interests lie at the intersection of normative political theory and economics.

Email: m.jauch@ucl.ac.uk


Rory Jubber

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Political Theory

Email: rory.jubber.09@ucl.ac.uk



Dr Roland Kappe

Lecturer in Political Economy

Dr Kappe’s research interests includes political economy, comparative politics, public opinion and elections, as well as education and social policy.

Room: 2.01, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4725 (x24725)
Email: r.kappe@ucl.ac.uk


Conor Kelly

Connor Kelly
Research Assistant

Conor works at the Constitution Unit with Alan Renwick. His research is focused on the politics of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Room: 2.01, 31 Tavistock Square
Tel: 020 3108 6645
Email: conor.kelly@ucl.ac.uk

Joe Kendall

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant

Email: joe.kendall@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Anna Killick

Research Fellow

Dr Killick’s work focuses on the UKRI funded mental models and political economy (MENMOPE) project which investigates contemporary communication and miscommunication, understanding and misunderstanding of the economy.

Room: 4.01, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Email: a.killick@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Maki Kimura

Lecturer (Teaching) in Gender and Politics

Dr Kimura's research include gender and racial equality, and social justice.

Room: 3.07, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Email: maki.kimura@ucl.ac.uk


Charlotte Kincaid

Impact Research Fellow

Charlotte works across the Unit’s research areas with an aim to improve the real world impact of the Unit on policy-making and civil society.

Room: 2.01, 31 Tavistock Sq. 
Tel: 020 3108 6108 
Email: c.kincaid@ucl.ac.uk


Julia Kreienkamp

Research Assistant, Global Governance Institute

Julia’s research focuses on the global governance of human rights, health and climate change.

Room: 3.11, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Tel: 0203 108 9290
Email: j.kreienkamp@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Sarabajaya Kumar

Lecturer (Teaching) in Voluntary Sector Policy and Leadership

Dr Kumar's research interests are in accountability, governance, ehical leadership, intersectionality and equality.

Email: sarabajaya.kumar@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Kavita Maya

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Qualitative Research Methods

Dr Maya's research interests are in antiracist feminist politics, race, gender and spirituality, inequalities and power relations in everyday life.

Email: k.maya@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Rebecca McKee

Research Fellow (BA PDF)

Dr McKee’s research looks at diversity in parliament in understanding how representation work in different forums and who works for MPs.

Room: 2.01, 31 Tavistock Sq. 
Tel: 020 3108 9279 
Email: r.mckee@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Richard McMahon

Lecturer (Teaching) in EU Politics

Dr McMahon’s research concentrates on the ways people think about Europe and nations and how this has an effect on politics.

Room: 2.08, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: r.mcmahon@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Emily McTernan

Associate Professor in Political Theory 

Dr McTernan’s research defends the fundamental and pervasive significance of social norms within political philosophy.

Room: 4.02, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Email: e.mcternan@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Saladin Meckled-Garcia

Associate Professor in Human Rights and Political Philosophy

Dr Meclad-Garcia’s research focuses on finding the links between adopting different ethical theories and the upshots that this has for what we do in practice.

Room: 2.03, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4947 
Email: s.meckled-garcia@ucl.ac.uk

Dr Nils Metternich

Associate Professor in International Relations

Dr Metternich's current research interests include authoritarian regimes, protests, and civil wars with a methodological focus on forecasting, spatial econometrics, and network analysis.

Room: 2.05, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4974 (x24974)


Dr Jonathan Monten

Associate Professor of Political Science

Dr Monten's research and teaching interests are in the areas of international relations, international security, and U.S. foreign policy. 

Room: G.02, 31 Tavistock Square
Telephone: 020 3108 9296 (x59296)
Email: j.monten@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Luke Moore

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in British and Comparative Politics

Dr Moore’s research includes British politics, legislative behaviour and Eurosceptism.

Room: 2.02, 31 Tavistock Sq. 
Email: luke.moore@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Paolo Morini

Research Fellow

Dr Morini's research is concerned with quantitative and experimental approaches to public attitudes and opinions on poverty and inequality within rich and poor countries, and public support to tackle them. 

Room: 2.03, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: p.morini.11@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Ali Naghieh

Lecturer (Teaching) in Public Management




Dr Julie Norman

Lecturer (Teaching) in Politics and International Relations

Dr. Norman’s research lies at the intersection of political resistance, human rights, and security in protracted conflicts, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.

Room: G04, 36-38 Gordon Sq.


Amelia Odida

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant in Qualitative Research Methods

Amelia’s research focuses on UN international policy and practice.

Room: 101, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Email: amelia.odida.16@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Tom O'Grady

Lecturer in Quantitative Political Science 

Dr O'Grady's research focuses on political economy, political behaviour and political parties in the UK and Europe.

Room: 2.06, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: t.o'grady@ucl.ac.uk 



Dr Anna Oltman

 Lecturer in Human Rights

Anna’s research is on the institutional and political sources of compliance with international human rights agreements focusing on the individualized systems through which countries process claims to asylum.

Room: 3.04, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: a.oltman@ucl.ac.uk


Natasha Osben

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant in Political Science

Natasha’s doctoral research focuses on how societies ought to treat citizens that are unable to attain the same level of income-earning skills as other citizens.

Email: n.osben@ucl.ac.uk

Dr Marina Cino Pagliarello

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Capstones

Marina's research interests are in public policy, with a keen focus on social policies.

Room: 3.07, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Email: m.pagliarello@ucl.ac.uk


Álvaro Passi-Solar

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant

Álvaro's PhD research focuses on socioeconomic inequalities in healthcare access in Chile.

Room: 1-19, Torrington Place
Email: alvaro.passi.17@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Avia Pasternak

Associate Professor in Political Theory

Dr Pasternak's research explores the collective responsibility of citizens for their state’s unjust policies, protests, and state’s wrongdoings.

Room: 3.02, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 3108 9301 (x59301)
Email: avia.pasternak@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Tom Pegram

Associate Professor of Global Governance

Dr Pegram's research interests include the theoretical and empirical study of global politics, global policy implementation, and complex system dynamics.

Room: 3.02, 36-38 Gordon Sq. 
Email: t.pegram@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Denny Pencheva

Lecturer (Teaching) in Public Policy and Political Science

Dr Pencheva's research interests are in the securitisation of migration; media, migration and post-truth, Brexit and neoliberalism.

Email: d.pencheva@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Patrick Pinkerton

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in International Public Policy

Dr Pinkerton's research explores peacebuilding and post-conflict politics in Northern Ireland and Bosnia-Herzegovina and also debates around migration and refugee management.

Email: p.pinkerton@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Michael Plouffe

Lecturer in International Political Economy

Dr Plouffe's research focuses on the interactions between political and economic institutions and the incentives, preferences, and activities of private-sector actors, such as firms.

Room: G.04, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 3108 9273 (x59273)
Email: michael.plouffe@ucl.ac.uk


Anna Plunkett

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant




Professor Lauge Poulsen

Professor in International Relations and Law

Professor Poulsen works on the theory and practice of economic diplomacy, with a particular focus on international business and international economic law.

Room: G.02, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 3108 9297 (x59297)
Email: l.poulsen@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Colin Provost

Associate Professor of Public Policy, Director MSc in Public Policy

Dr Provost’s research focuses on regulatory governance and regulatory compliance on state and federal regulation in the United States.

Room: 3.06, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4903
Email: c.provost@ucl.ac.uk

Professor Claudio Radaelli

Professor of Public Policy - on work Leave

A political scientist specialised in public policy, Claudio’s research interests include the policy process of the European Union, the effects of EU policies on the Member States, and the roles and usages of expertise. 

Email: c.radaelli@ucl.ac.uk


Professor Alan Renwick

Deputy Director of the Constitution Unit

Professor Renwick's research focuses on the mechanisms through which citizens can engage in formal democratic politics and policy-making.

Room: 3.15, 29–30 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 0207 679 4987
Email: a.renwick@ucl.ac.uk


Christopher (Kit) Rickard

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant, Research Associate and PhD Student

Christopher's study focuses on how external states affect civil wars.

Email: christopher.rickard.14@ucl.ac.uk


Julia De Romemont

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Quantitative Research Methods





Professor Meg Russell

Professor of British and Comparative Politics and Director of the Constitution Unit

Professor Russell is responsible for most of the Constitution Unit's research on the British parliament.

Room: 2.03, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 3108 6967
Email: meg.russell@ucl.ac.uk

Laura Saavedra-Lux

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant




Dr Behar Sadriu

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in International Relations & International Public Policy

Dr Sadriu’s current research interests lay in the domestic sources of foreign policy, secessionist movements, narrative theory and the politics of the post-Ottoman world.

Email: behar.sadriu.11@ucl.ac.uk


Dr J-P Salter

Lecturer (Teaching) in Public Policy

Dr Salter's research interests include regulatory politics.

Room: G04, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: john-paul.salter@ucl.ac.uk


Georgios Samaras

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant

Georgios focuses on the rise of extreme-right politics in Greece during the years of the fiscal crisis.

Email: g.samaras@ucl.ac.uk


Ekerette Ewang Sampson

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant





Dr Luis Schenoni

Lecturer in International Relations

Dr Schenoni's research explores the determinants of international conflict and its effects on the dynamics of state formation, with a particular focus on Latin America. 

Email: luis.schenoni@ucl.ac.uk



Professor Christian Schuster

Professor in Public Management

Dr Schuster’s research include people analytics and people management in government.

Room: 1.02, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Email: c.schuster@ucl.ac.uk


Andrew Scott

Lecturer (Teaching) Public Policy

Andrew's research interests are in public policy and energy and enviromental politics.

Room: 106, 36-38 Gordon Square


Dr Mike Seiferling 

Lecturer in Public Finance

Mike's research is focused on the links between macroeconomics, finance, accounting, and political science.

Room: 3.01, 29/30 Tavistock Sq. 


Dr Judith Spirig

Lecturer in Political Science

Dr Spirig’s research studies the determinants and consequences of exclusionary immigration attitudes, judicial behaviour and quasi-experimental research designs.

Room: 3.04, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: j.spirig@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Sherrill Stroschein

Reader in Politics 

Dr. Stroschein's research examines the politics of ethnicity in democratic and democratising states, especially democratic processes in states with mixed ethnic or religious populations. 

Room: 2.10, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Email: s.stroschein@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Bugra Susler

Lecturer (Teaching) in International Organisations and International Conflict and Cooperation

Bugra’s research includes policy analysis, global conflicts and international cooperation in the Middle East.

Room: 2.07, 36-38 Gordon Sq. 
Email: B.Susler@ucl.ac.uk


Philip Swatton

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant




Professor Adam Swift

Professor of Political Theory/Political Philosophy

After early work on the communitarian critique of liberalism, Adam's interest in combining political theory with empirical social science led to projects interrogating social mobility data, and people’s beliefs about social justice, from a normative perspective.
Room: 4.01, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4945 (x24945)
Email: adam.swift@ucl.ac.uk

Dr Katerina Tertytchnaya

Lecturer in Comparative Politics (UG)

Dr Tertytchnaya’s research involves how nondemocratic incumbents use propaganda and nonviolent repression to lower the costs of staying in power drawing evidence on Russia.

Room: 2.02, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: k.tertytchnaya@ucl.ac.uk


Stephanie Thiehoff

 Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Quantitative Research Methods

Stephanie’s research interests are in the area of social statistics and demography with a focus on social, historical and spatial demography.

Email: s.thiehoff@ucl.ac.uk


James Todd

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant in Quantitative Research Methods 

James is interested in researching new forms of urban mobility, focusing on the use of shared micromobility. 

Room: Chorley Institute, North-West Wing Building, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT
Email: James.Todd.15@ucl.ac.uk


Professor Lisa Vanhala

Professor of Political Science

Professor Vanhala is interested in the politics of climate change and the socio-legal study of human rights and equality issues. 

Room: 3.03, 31 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4984 (x24984)
Email: l.vanhala@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Manuel Vogt

Associate Professor in International Security

Dr Vogt's research focues on non-state actors and contentious politics in developing countries.

Room: 3.01, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Email: m.vogt@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Peter Warren

Peter Warren
Lecturer (Teaching) in Energy and Climate Policy

Dr. Warren's interests are in international climate policy and finance, business sustainability, energy policy, climate innovation and international development from a climate change perspective.

Room: 3.07 29/30 Tavistock Sq.

Professor Albert Weale  

Emeritus Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy

Professor Weale's most recent book (Modern Social Contract Theoryexplores the variety of forms modern social contract theory has taken.
Room: 4.02, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4993 (x24993)
Email: a.weale@ucl.ac.uk


Blair Welsh

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant

Blair’s research focuses on militants’ target selection, tactic selection, and use of terrorism in civil conflict.

Email: b.welsh@ucl.ac.uk



Dr John Wilesmith

Lecturer (Teaching) in Political Theory 

Dr Wilesmith's research interests are in contemporary analytical political theory, with a focus on social justice, egalitarianism, normative democratic theory and political economy.

Room: 3.07 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Email: john.wilesmith@ucl.ac.uk 


Dr Eleanor Woodhouse

Lecturer in Public Policy

Dr Woodhouse’s research includes comparative politics, public administration and public policy.

Room: 3.04, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: eleanor.woodhouse@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Christopher Wratil

Lecturer in European Politics

Dr Wratil's research interests are in democratic representation, political behavior and public opinion, with a special focus on politics in the European Union

Room: 2.02, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 9856 (x09856)
Email: c.wratil@ucl.ac.uk 

Dr Nicholas Wright

Lecturer (Teaching) in EU Politics

Dr Wright's research sits at the intersection of EU foreign policy, comparative politics and international relations.

Room: 3.07 29/30 Tavistock Sq.


Nuve Yazgan

Senior Post Graduate Teaching Assistant in Political Science

Nuve`s PhD research examines the Greek and Irish cases of reform implementation during the crisis and austerity. Her research interests include European Politics, Greek Politics, Policy Making and Greek-Turkish Relations.

Email: n.yazgan@ucl.ac.uk


Dr Kalina Zhekova

Lecturer (Teaching) in Advanced Qualitative Methods