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Professor Philip Cowley


Member of the Mile End Institute Professor of Politics

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Having previously worked at the University of Nottingham and the University of Hull, Philip Cowley joined Queen Mary in early 2016.

He has been co-convenor of the PSA’s Elections, Public Opinion and Parties specialist group and is one of the editors of Parliamentary Affairs. He has won various prizes from the Political Studies Association for his research, including their Richard Rose Prize for the best young scholar working on British politics and the Political Communication prize. In 2003, he received the PSA’s W.J.M. Mackenzie prize for his book Revolts and Rebellions, and more recently, along with Mark Stuart, he won the PSA’s Innovation in Teaching award in 2013 for the teaching of parliament.

His most recent books include Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box (co-edited with Robert Ford) and The British General Election of 2015 (co-written with Dennis Kavanagh).

His media work has included articles for the most major British newspapers and magazines, and he has appeared on various BBC radio and television programmes. He tweets @philipjcowley, and various non-academic writings of his appear on his research blog.  

He is Director of the Mile End Institute and leads on MEI's 'In Conversation' series.