Dr Hannah Bunting
Associate Lecturer in Social Data Analysis (SMART Skills)
Dr Hannah Bunting is Associate Lecturer in Social Data Analysis and SMART Skills Co-ordinator at the Exeter Q-Step Centre.
Hannah gained her undergraduate degree from the University of Plymouth in Politics and International Relations, where she was awarded the Elections Centre Prize for the Best Student in the Field of Electoral Studies, before coming to Exeter for postgraduate study. She won an ESRC 1+3 Studentship to complete her MRes and PhD in Politics. Hannah's doctoral thesis was entitled Electoral Competitiveness and Turnout: How System and Preference Uncertainty Impact the Decision to Vote in Britain. As 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 has worked for Sky News, appeared on BBC and Channel 4 television and several radio stations including BBC Devon, Coventry, Greatest Hits Radio and Heart Radio.
You can find Hannah on twitter @_HannahBunting