Our election experts

Professor Rob Ackrill

Professor Rob Ackrill
Professor of European Economics and Policy
Nottingham Business School
Rob’s research is in applied economics and public policy analysis and his main teaching is on the economics of the European Union. He can comment on EU issues such as membership, referendum and migration

Dr Matthew Ashton

Dr Matthew Ashton
Politics Lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Matthew can comment on the election debates; the role of the media in the election; the party leaders and potential coalitions

Dr Jens Binder

Dr Jens Binder
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, School of Social Sciences
Jens can comment on social media use by politicians and political parties around the general election

Dr Graham Bowpitt

Dr Graham Bowpitt
Reader in Social Policy, School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University
Graham can comment on issues of homelessness and access to affordable housing in relation to the general election

Professor Clare Brindley

Professor Clare Brindley
Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Nottingham Business School
Clare is available to comment on issues relating to small business and women in business

Roger Hopkins Burke

Roger Hopkins Burke
Principal Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Roger’s areas of interest include crime and crime policy

Professor Tim Cooper

Professor Tim Cooper
Professor of Sustainable Design and Consumption, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Tim, who runs the university’s UK INDEMAND Research Centre, can comment on (i) environmental policy issues (particularly climate change, consumerism and waste) and (ii) the Green Party’s performance (Tim is a former Party Chairman).

Professor Robert Dingwall

Professor Robert Dingwall
Professor of Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences
Robert can talk about health policy issues

Dr John Disney

Dr John Disney
Senior Lecturer
Nottingham Business School
John is available to comment on a range of issues related to transport, including HS2 and other rail; trams and rapid transit; buses and bus passes; and fuel prices and taxes

Dr Sagarika Dutt

Dr Sagarika Dutt
Subject Leader for International Relations, School of Social Sciences
Sagarika can talk about the characteristics of Indian and South Asian politics and elections, and how they differ to the UK, as well as issues for UK ethnic minorities in elections

Dr Imad El-Anis

Dr Imad El-Anis
Senior Lecturer in International Relations, School of Social Sciences
Imad can talk about foreign policy issues – particularly in relation to the Middle East

Nick Foard

Nick Foard
Course Leader, BA Sociology and Politics, School of Social Sciences
Nick can talk about digital media use during the general election campaign and the Green Party surge and how the Party is attracting young voters in particular

Dr Rose Gann

Dr Rose Gann
Head of Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences
Rose can comment on women in politics and feminism in relation to the general election, as well as HE and education issues and ‘A Level’ reforms

Jon-Gorry

Dr Jonathan Gorry
Principal Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences
Jon can comment on issues of race and religion in relation to the general election

Professor Mark Griffiths

Professor Mark Griffiths
Psychologist, School of Social Sciences
Mark can comment on psychological aspects of politics – including the association between psychopathy, narcissism and politicians -and non-verbal communication in politics

Chris Hall

Chris Hall
Business Manager of The Hive
Chris runs the university’s centre for enterprise and entrepreneurship, The Hive, and can comment on what support fledgling businesses need in order to develop and expand

Dr Oliver Harrison

Dr Oliver Harrison
Course Leader for MA Politics, School of Social Sciences
Oliver can comment on issues relating to political ideologies around elections

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Karl Haselden
Senior Lecturer in Politics, School of Social Sciences
Karl can comment on environmental issues

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Professor Matt Henn
Professor of Social Research, School of Social Sciences
Matt can talk about issues relating to politics and young people; voting and elections; and political parties

Alex Hiller

Alex Hiller
Head of Postgraduate Programmes
Nottingham Business School
Alex can offer comment on postgraduate education, especially funding and issues around the Government’s approach to student immigration controls and student impact.

Dr David Hindley

Dr David Hindley
Senior Lecturer in Sports Education, School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University
David can comment on sport as a political issue in relation to the general election – and how sport can fail to attract the attention of parties and voters in comparison to typical ‘battlegrounds’ such as the NHS, education, crime and immigration

John Hodgson

John Hodgson
Reader in Law, Nottingham Law School
John can comment on issues relating to the Europe Union, EU law and the legal implications of Britain exiting the European Union

Matthew J. Homewood

Matthew J. Homewood
Principal Lecturer in EU Law
Nottingham Law School
Matthew can offer comment on EU law, particularly rights of free movement

Chris Lawton

Chris Lawton
Senior Research Fellow, Economic Strategy Research Bureau
Nottingham Business School
Chris can talk about migration and its impact; the links between skills, education, training and employment; and the labour market and the extent and nature of recovery. He can also offer comments on Nottingham and the surrounding area, focusing on labour market issues, key industries and reasons for challenges and opportunities.

Dr Kevin Love

Dr Kevin Love
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Social Theory, School of Social Sciences
Kevin can comment on the philosophical underpinnings of political union in relation to the general election, and the principles to which we appeal in founding our political collectives

Stefan Kruczkowski

Stefan Kruczkowski
Lecturer and Researcher in Urban Design, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Stefan can comment on the design of modern housing developments. He is the co-author of Building for Life 12, the industry, government-endorsed standard for new housing developments

Dr Liam McCarthy

Dr Liam McCarthy
Lecturer in International Security, School of Social Sciences
Liam is also Co-Director of the university’s Insecurity, Political Violence and Change Research Cluster
He can comment on foreign policy, Defence issues and security of South East Asia

Dr Joanna McKay

Dr Joanna McKay
Course Leader for BA Politics, School of Social Sciences
Joanna can comment on the attitude in Germany towards the UK General Election

Peter McTigue

Peter McTigue
Senior Lecturer in Law
Nottingham Law School
As an expert in employment law, Peter can talk about policies which impact on employment such as trade union reform, the right to strike, the National Minimum Wage, zero-hours contracts and the impact of employment tribunal fees.

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Dr Natalie Martin
Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, School of Social Sciences
Natalie can speak on UK / EU relations and foreign policy

Dr Liz Morrish

Dr Liz Morrish
Principal Lecturer in Linguistics
School of Arts and Humanities
Liz Morrish is a linguist who has a general interest in higher education policy and strategy. She can offer comment on Higher Education policies

Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy
Principal Lecturer in Public Service Management
Nottingham Business School
Peter can contribute comments on both the parliamentary electoral process and on specific electoral issues such as economic and social policies. He can also offer expertise on public services, planning and development issues

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John Nightingale
Lecturer in Politics, School of Social Sciences
John can comment on citizenship and its relationship to voting in elections, as well as the merits of voting in general elections and alternative forms of political participation

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Dr Michael O’Neill
Reader in Politics, School of Social Sciences
Michael can comment on European issues in relation to elections

Dr Helen O’Nions

Dr Helen O’Nions
Senior Lecturer
Nottingham Law School
Helen’s area of research is immigration and asylum and she is available to talk on these issues

Dr Sheine Peart

Dr Sheine Peart
Senior Lecturer
School of Education
Sheine is available to offer comment on black youth voting

Professor Lloyd Pettiford

Professor Lloyd Pettiford
Associate Dean
School of Arts and Humanities
Lloyd’s research covers topics such as terrorism, international relations, foreign policy and the environment. He is available to talk about the policies of the Green Party, as well as more generally about political issues relevant to his areas of expertise

Jeremy Robson

Jeremy Robson
Director of the Centre for Advocacy, Senior Lecturer and practising Barrister
Nottingham Law School
Jeremy is interested in talking about any proposed changes to the Criminal Justice system and criminal law. He can also offer opinion on how legal aid reductions could lead to miscarriages of justice and a decline in the UK’s international reputation as a legal centre

Dr Rick Simon

Dr Rick Simon
Senior Lecturer in Politics, School of Social Sciences
Rick can comment on the Green Party and party attitudes to the Ukraine crisis

Dr Karen Slade
Dr Karen Slade
Course Leader for MSc Forensic Psychology, School of Social Sciences
Karen can comment on crime policy in relation to the election, specifically how it can impact upon prisons and mental health in prisons and offenders; and the need for other solutions to crime than just punishment or prison
Alfonso Valero

Alfonso Valero
Principal Lecturer
Nottingham Law School
Alfonso is available to comment on issues relating to EU law, such as changes to EU migrant benefits

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Professor Michael White
Professor of Real Estate Economics, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Michael has undertaken research into the Government’s Help to Buy scheme which assisted homebuyers purchase properties following the economic crises

Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams

Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams
Director of the Political Forecasting Unit (PFU)
Nottingham Business School
The PFU provides investigation and analysis of all areas of election and political forecasting and employs state-of-the art techniques. Leighton is available to talk about political betting markets, the polls leading up to elections and likely outcomes

Professor Baback Yazdani

Professor Baback Yazdani
Dean
Nottingham Business School
Baback is available to talk about the impact of Britain leaving the EU on business, devolution of power to regions, regional development and infrastructure investments and economic development

David Wright

David Wright
Senior Lecturer
School of Arts and Humanities
David is a linguist interested in the systematic analysis of political rhetoric. He can offer comment on the linguistic strategies politicians use to persuade the public

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