One of the best parts of working in academia is the ability to inspire students through teaching. My approach has always been based on the need to challenge and stimulate students, encouraging critical thinking and analytical engagement with current issues, and developing their practical skills. I use a broad range of methods like debates, engagement with non-academic actors, computer labs, etc. in order to promote inquiry-based learning and the development of students' analytical, communication, and transferable skills.

My teaching interests fall into three broad categories:

  1. Elections and campaigns
  2. Governance and policy making

  3. Quantitative research methods

I currently contribute to the following courses:

My previous teaching includes:

  • UG Level-1: British Politics: Consensus, Crisis and Coalition

  • UG and PG: Internship Programme in British and European Politics

  • PG: Comparative Governance and Public Policy

  • PG: European Union Governance and Policy-Making

  • PG: Research Methods

Research supervision


I am happy to supervise students in the areas of elections, political campaigning, communication, and representation. This can be in context of British politics or comparative politics. I am open to supervising students using different methodoligical approaches, but my expertise lies primarily in survey research and quantitative data analysis.

Current research students:

  • Esmeralda Bon (supervised with Cees van der Eijk and Anja Neundorf)

  • Junyan Zhu (supervised with Cees van der Eijk)