Politics and International Relations


Joshua is an Assistant Lecturer and PhD candidate in Comparative Politics, specialising in campaigns, elections, and voter mobilisation. He teaches statistics at undergraduate level and holds a Kent 50th Anniversary PhD Scholarship. Previously, Joshua studied at the University of Nottingham (MRes Politics) and University of Bath (BSc Politics with Economics). He has also worked at the European Parliament in Brussels and as a constituency caseworker for a Member of Parliament.

Joshua is interested in quantitative and experimental research methods, and has undertaken training at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and at the Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods. In addition, he has worked as a research assistant on a variety of academic projects, including the British Election Leaflet Project (University of Nottingham), the Welsh Candidate Survey (University of Swansea), and the UK in a Changing Europe project (University of Kent).

Joshua’s PhD research focuses on the effectiveness and changing nature of personal and impersonal voter mobilisation techniques in Britain.

Contact Information


Rutherford W3.W2

Assistant Lecturer office hours are available on the Moodle Student Guide

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Trumm, S., Sudulich, M.L. & Townsley, J. (2016). Information Effect on Voter Turnout: How Campaign Spending Mobilises Voters. Acta Politica, doi:10.1057/s412 back to top


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