Professor Rosie Campbell

Professor of Politicswork image 2016

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Research interests

Gender, equality, British politics and voting behaviour.

Latest highlights

  • The Representative Audit of Britain
    This project is a comprehensive survey of candidates who stood in the 2015 British General Election and their attitudes, backgrounds and experiences. The research is conducted by Professor Rosie Campbell, Dr Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson (UCL) and Dr Wolfgang Rudig (Strathclyde) with a supporting research team. Read more.
  • Women in Politics
    Ahead of the 2015 Briitsh General Election, Rosie discusses the role of women in politics on Good Morning Britain. Watch the video.
  • The New Political Class?
    A research project by Rosie and Dr Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson that emerges from a widely held belief among the British public that the political class–the parties and politicians who represent us–are in increasingly out of touch, insular and unable to understand the lives and concerns of the ordinary British citizen. Some recent evidence suggests that politicians are increasingly drawn from a narrowing middle class—a privileged class—despite significant efforts at increasing the descriptive representation of elected representatives. We want to know, is it true? How has the political class changed over time, if at all? Find out more.

Selected publications

  • Campbell, R. & Childs, S. (2015) To the Left, To the Right’: Representing Conservative Women’s Interests. Party Politics. 21(4): 626-637
  • Campbell, R. & S. Childs. (2015). All aboard the pink battle bus? Women voters, women’s issues, candidates and party leaders. Parliamentary Affairs. 68(1): 206-223.
  • Campbell, R. & Cowley, P. (2015). Attitudes to moonlighting politicians: evidence from the UK. Journal of Experimental Political Science. 2:1; 63-72.
  • Campbell, R. and S. Childs (2015). “Conservatism, feminisation and the representation of women in UK politics.” British Politics 10(2): 148-168.
  • Campbell, R. and S. Childs (2015). What the Coalition Did for Women: A New Gender Consensus, Coalition Division and Gendered Austerity. The Coalition Effect, 2010–2015. A. Seldon and M. Finn. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 397-499.
  • Allen, P., Cutts, D. & Campbell, R. (In Press). Measuring the Quality of Politicians Elected by Gender Quotas – Are They Any Different? Political Studies.
  • Campbell, R. & Cowley, P. (2014) Rebellion versus Loyalty, Shirking versus Working: A note on framing parliamentary behaviour. Representation. 50:4; 421-427.
  • Campbell, R. & Lovenduski. J. (2015). What should MPs do? Public and parliamentarians’ views compared.Parliamentary Affairs. 68 (4): 690-708.
  • Campbell, Rosie & Childs, Sarah. (Eds.)(2014).  Deeds and Words: Gendering Politics After Joni Lovenduski. Colchester: ECPR Press.
  • Campbell, Rosie. 2011. “Chapter 9: The Politics of Diversity ” in Developments in British Politics 9, edited by Richard Heffernan, Philip Cowley, and Colin Hay. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Campbell, Rosie, and Sarah Childs. 2010. “Apathetic, parochial, conservative? Women and elite/mass politics 1979 to present.” in What Difference did the Vote Make: Women and Citizenship in Britain and Ireland in the 20th Century, edited by Esther Breitenbach and Pat Thane. London: Continuum.
  • Campbell, Rosie., Childs, Sarah & Lovenduski, J. (2010). Do Women Need Women Representatives? British Journal of Political Science. 40(1): 171-194.
  • Browse more of Rosie’s publications…

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