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Dr Adrian Millican

Associate Professor of Comparative Political Science

Associate Professor of Comparative Political Science in the School of Government and International Affairs+44 (0) 191 33 44293
Fellow of the Durham Research Methods Centre


Adrian Millican joined the University of Durham from the University of Sheffield where he worked as a University Teacher in Quantitative Research Methods and Politics. Prior to this, Adrian received his PhD from the University of Exeter titled "Voting: Duty, Obligation or the Job of a Good Citizen?".

Adrian's research is broadly focused on why people vote. His current research involves reconceptualising civic duty, and looking at new ways of capturing its impact on electoral participation. In addition, Adrian is also investigating the impact of institutions on civic engagement in a cross-national perspective. 

Additionally, Adrian was awarded a £10,000 grant from the British Academy (with Dr David Andersen) to study how misinformation in social media effects political behaviour. 

Adrian's research interests also extend into Pedagogy and understanding how individuals learn. He is currently examining the learning environment in lectures, and examining how to make them more focused on student learning. 

Research interests

  • British Politics
  • Comparative Political Participation
  • Electoral Participation
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Social Media

Esteem Indicators

  • 2000: Best Paper Award: Learning and Teaching Section ECPR General Conference (2021) for paper titled “Coping with Covid; Understanding and Mitigating Disadvantages Experienced by First Generation Scholars Studying Online (With Lewis Mates and Erin Hanson)