Dr Rosalind Shorrocks

Lecturer in Politics

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I have been a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester since September 2017. My research is in the area of gender and politics in Britain and comparatively, with a particular focus on electoral politics, political behaviour, and social attitudes. I am particularly interested in how gender shapes public opinion and vote choice, as well as public attitudes towards gender, gender-roles, and feminism. I am also interested in the impact of socialisation experiences and generations on political behaviour.  

My research uses quantitative methods and survey data, and I have an interest in political methodology more broadly. Previous projects include forecasting the UK EU Referendum 2016 and the 2017 and 2019 General Elections with Stephen Fisher and John Kenny at the University of Oxford (forecasts can be found here) and the creation of a harmonised dataset of cross-national social surveys focusing on public opinion towards democracy (more information about the data and project here). I am also a co-convenor of the Political Methodology Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association. 


I completed a DPhil in Sociology at the University of Oxford in 2017. I was a Teaching Fellow in Quantitative Methods at the University of Bath (Politics, Languages, and International Studies) prior to taking up my position at Manchester. 


DPhil in Sociology, Trinity College, University of Oxford, 2017

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I am a member of the Political Studies Association and am a co-convenor of the Political Methodology specialist group, as well as a member of the Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties, and Women and Politics specialist groups. I am also a member of the ECPR Standing Group on Gender and Politics. 

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