Dr David Jeffery

Dr David Jeffery

Lecturer in Politics

University of Liverpool

Hi! I’m David, a lecturer in politics at the University of Liverpool.

My research interests are broad, but typically centre around the concept of identity and its influence on voting behaviour. This takes two main forms:

  1. Exploring which local (sub-national) identities are politically salient, and how this salience plays out with regard to voting behaviour.

  2. Exploring the voting behaviour of elected parliamentarians, as well as the broader reasons why they vote the way they do.

And then there’s anything else which piques my interest, typically involving voting behaviour and Liverpool’s political history.

I am also involved in building a database of local election results from across Merseyside, imaginatively called the Merseyside Local Election Results Project.

In my spare time I’m usually found triathlon training (my 2021 goal is to complete the Challenge Peguera Mallorca half-Ironman), watching reruns of Friends on Netflix, or learning Spanish on Duolingo.

Interests
  • The history and politics of Liverpool
  • Scouse identity
  • Identities and political behaviour
  • British politics
  • Party members
Education
  • PhD in Politics, 2014 - 2017

    Queen Mary University of London

  • MA in Politics with Research Methods, 2013 - 2014

    University of Sheffield

  • BA in Politics and International Relations, 2010 - 2013

    University of Sheffield

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