I am a lecturer in British Politics at the University of Liverpool and an ESRC-funded PhD student at Queen Mary University of London.
My doctoral research focuses on the causes of Conservative electoral decline in Liverpool, from 1945 onwards – especially the marked decline in Conservative vote share that occurred in the 1960s, following decades of Tory dominance in the city.
- You can find me on twitter @DavidJeffery_, LinkedIn, and About.me.
- Academically, I’m all over the place: Google Scholar, academia.edu, Research Gate and ORCID.
- Here is my University of Liverpool profile page, and QMUL institution home page.
- On this blog you can see bits of research (Blogposts), what I’ve produced (Output), and follow my (now-defunct) parkrun challenge (Parkrun).
I am also Communication and Publicity Officer for the PSA Conservatives and Conservatism specialist group.
Beyond my PhD, I am also interested in a wide range of areas, including British political history, the role of local identities in voting behaviour, political philosophy, democratisation, and transport, housing, welfare and energy policy.
I have an MA in Politics with Research Methods and a BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics, both from the University of Sheffield.
In my ‘spare time’ (i.e. time when I’m not PhDing but should be PhDing) I can be found running (currently training for a couple of triathlons), reading for pleasure, and getting kicked out of Pizza Hut for abusing the ‘spirit’ of the buffet deal.