I joined the Institute for Social Change as a Hallsworth Research Fellow in September 2009. Prior to this I was employed in the Cathy Marsh Centre for Census and Survey REsearch for two yearsas a postdoctoral research fellow. I completed aDPhil in Sociology at Nuffield College, Oxford University in 2007. I have previously worked as a Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics at Christ Church, Oxford and taught for St Hughs College and Oriel College. Prior to beginning graduate studies I worked as a researcher in the Department of Sociology, Oxford. I have been employed by the BBC as a consultant psephologist for their coverage of general, devolved, European and local elections since 2005.