Associate Fellow, Europe Programme
Professor David Cutts

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David Cutts is a professor in Political Science in the University of Birmingham. He previously worked at the University of Manchester and the University of Bath.

After being awarded a prestigious Simon Research Fellowship in the University of Manchester, he became a senior research fellow in the Institute for Social Change and was part of the Harvard and Manchester initiative examining changes in social cohesion in the US and the UK.

His specific areas of interest include political and civic engagement, party and political campaigning, electoral and voting behaviour, populism and right-wing extremism in Europe and advanced quantitative methods/statistical modelling of political behaviour.

He has secured numerous externally funded research grants and has more than seventy scholarly publications.

Professor Cutts disseminates his work widely and has published numerous articles for newspapers, political magazines/political blogs, appeared widely on radio and TV and has widespread experience of working with non-academic stakeholders.

Areas of expertise

  • Voting and electoral behaviour
  • Party politics and campaign effects
  • Advanced quantitative methods/statistical modelling of political behaviour and public opinion
  • Populism and extremism in Europe
  • Political and civic engagement

Past experience

2017 -Professor of Political Science, University of Birmingham
2012-17Senior Lecturer, then Reader in Political Science, University of Bath
2007-12Research Fellow, then Senior Research Fellow, University of Manchester