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Dr Hannah Bunting

Lecturer in Quantitative British Politics

Dr Hannah Bunting is Lecturer in Quantitative British Politics and SMART Skills Co-ordinator at the Exeter Q-Step Centre. She is part of the Department for Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy and Athropology.  

Hannah won an ESRC 1+3 Studentship to complete her MRes and PhD in Politics at Exeter. Her doctoral thesis was a revisiting of the relationship between electoral competitiveness and turnout in a fragmented and volatile British party systemAs a quantitative researcher, her interests include British elections, parties and party systems, gender, political trust and measurement. Her work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties

Hannah co-ordinates the delivery of the SMART Skills programme that provides students with training in data analysis and programming. Courses include Introduction to RStudio for Data Analysis and R-Fresher. They are run throughout the academic year and are open to every student.

Hannah also engages with the media as part of her passion for science communication. She is an Elections Analyst for Sky News and most recently appeared on coverage of the English local elections.


You can find Hannah on twitter @_HannahBunting

Research supervision

Hannah is open to supervising postgraduate researchers on a number of topics. She specialises in British and electoral politics, and also works on political trust and gender. She is particularly interested in supervising those from underrepresented backgrounds and nontraditional career pathways to academia. Please contact Hannah via email if you have a project you'd like to discuss. 

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