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School of Government & International Affairs

Profiles

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

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

(email at nick.vivyan@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

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
  • Public Opinion and Elections
  • Quantitative Methods

Teaching Areas

  • SGIA 2341: Research Project (10 hours/year.)
  • SGIA 3461: Parties, MPs and Parliamentary Politics in Britain (52 hours/year.)
  • SOCI 59215: Statistical Exploration and Reasoning (30 hours/year.)

Publications

Chapter in book

Journal Article

Selected Grants

  • 2018: Causes and Consequences of Electoral Violence: Evidence from England and Wales 1832-1914 (£504,077 from the ESRC/AHRC). Patrick Kuhn (PI), Gidon Cohen and Nick Vivyan.
  • 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). Nick Vivyan (PI) and Chris Hanretty.
  • 2012: Voter Approval of the Activities of Members of Parliament (£9,900 from The British Academy). Nick Vivyan (PI) and Markus Wagner.

Supervises