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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. A selection of Hannah's papers are found below:
Willis, H., Smith, J. C., and Devine, D., 2021. Care to trust? Gender and trust in leaders during the Coronavirus pandemic. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties [online], 31 (sup1), 232–244. Available from:
Bunting, H., Gaskell, J., and Stoker, G., 2021. Trust, Mistrust and Distrust: A Gendered Perspective on Meanings and Measurements. Frontiers in Political Science [online], 3, 77. Available from:
Jennings, W., Stoker, G., Bunting, H., Valgarðsson, V. O., Gaskell, J., Devine, D., McKay, L., and Mills, M. C., 2021. Lack of Trust, Conspiracy Beliefs, and Social Media Use Predict COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy. Vaccines [online], 9 (6), 593. Available from:
 Willis, H. 2019. Strategy Debates: The United Kingdom in the European Elections [online]. Available from:


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