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School of Government & International Affairs


Dr Nick Vivyan, BSc, MRes & PhD (LSE)

Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 45881
Room number: SE115, Southend House

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Nick joined Durham University in 2010 as Lecturer in Quantitative Social Research. He received his PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics in 2010. During 2008 he was also a Visiting Researcher at Stanford University.

Nick uses quantitative (and often experimental) methods to study political behaviour, accountability and representation, particularly in the United Kingdom. 

Research Groups

  • Institutions and Political Behaviour

Research Interests

  • British Politics
  • Legislative Politics
  • Political Economy
  • Political Opinion and Elections
  • Quantitative Methods


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Selected Grants

  • 2017: Reducing Turnout Misreporting Through Contextualization (£10,000.00 from the British Academy). Nick Vivyan (PI) and Patrick Kuhn.
  • 2013: Estimating Constituency Opinion in Britain (£115,433 from the ESRC). With Chris Hanretty, University of East Anglia.
  • 2012: Voter Approval of the Activities of Members of Parliament (£9,900 from The British Academy). With Markus Wagner, University of Vienna.