I am a Professor of Politics and Head of the School of Politics and International Relations. I joined the University of Nottingham in 2013, having previously worked at the University of Exeter. I received my PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Davis in 2011.
My research has been published in international journals including the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Electoral Studies, and Comparative Political Studies. Her co-authored book UKIP: Inside the Campaign to Redraw the Map of British Politics (Oxford University Press) explored UKIP's quest to change British politics using extensive data and unprecedented access to the party's key players. My research has also featured on the BBC and CNN International, as well as in news outlets including The Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Sun, The Spectator, and The Newstatesman.
I provide regular contributions to international media, including the BBC, ITV, and the Economist, as well as election night coverage for BBC World Service. I also serve as a convenor of the Elections, Public Opinion and Parties specialist group of the Political Studies Association, and serve on the editorial board of the journal Electoral Studies.