Professor Susan Banducci
Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Telephone: 01392 723165
Professor and Director of the Exeter Q-Step Centre
My research interests are in the areas of comparative political behaviour, media and political communication in the context of European elections and public opinion. I have just finished work on two projects: the EU funded PIREDEU [ 2009 European Parliamentary Elections], the ESRC funded Perceptions of Power and the EU funded ITN in Electoral Democracy (elecdem.eu). Outputs from these projects can be seen on my publications page.
From October 2013, I am the director of the Exeter Q-Step Centre working, along with a £1.44million investment from Nuffield, ESRC and Hefce and four new lecturers, toward advancing quantitative methods in the social sciences. I am a member of the Centre for Elections, Media and Participation.
My current projects include:
“Advancing Understanding in News Information, Political Knowledge and Media Systems Research." [with Dan Stevens, Exeter, Jennifer Jerit and Jason Barabas, Florida State University]. Economic & Social Research Council. Amount of award £199,422.45. 2013-2015.
Principal Investigator/Project Coordinator. Industry and Doctoral Training in Vote Advice Applications VOTEADVICE 2014-2018. Marie Curie European Industrial Doctorate. European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme [Section: People]. £609,000.
Co-investigator. “Comparative Cross-National Electoral Research”. 2010-14. With Jeffrey Karp (PI), Nicole Bolleyer, Daniel Stevens, and Jack Vowles. Economic & Social Research Council. £296,372. 2011-2014.