Heinz Brandenburg


  • United Kingdom

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Personal Statement

I joined the University in 2013, and am currently a Senior Lecturer in Politics. After receiving my PhD in 2002 from Trinity College Dublin, I taught at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and the University of Aberdeen before joining Strathclyde. I currently teach classes on research methodology and the role of political parties.

My research focuses on elections and party politics, especially the role of the mass media in elections in Britain and elsewhere as well as in the Scottish referendum campaign of 2014. I am also involved in studying how well European party systems represent different parts of society and the impact of the quality of representation on our satisfaction with democracy.

I also currently hold the position of Director of Graduate Studies (Research) in the School of Government and Public Policy where my role is to oversee recruitment and admissions into our doctoral program and to support our PhD students during their studies.

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Heinz Brandenburg is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 21 Similar Profiles
election Social Sciences
campaign Social Sciences
election campaign Social Sciences
voter Social Sciences
party system Social Sciences
journalist Social Sciences
coverage Social Sciences
EU Social Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2016 2018

Research Output 2002 2019

5 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)

Trust and citizens' evaluations of promise keeping by governing parties

Thomson, R. & Brandenburg, H., 1 Feb 2019, In : Political Studies. 67, 1, p. 249–266 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
election campaign
election research

The Impact of EU Cohesion Policy on European Identity: Results from the COHESIFY Citizen Survey

Borz, G., Brandenburg, H. & Mendez, C., 31 May 2018, Glasgow. 29 p. (COHESIFY Research Paper; no. 14)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
european identity
group cohesion


Governing in authoritarian regimes : a study of speeches, ministerial portfolios and budget allocations during Qadhafi's rule in Libya

Author: Baiod, W. A. O., 1 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Thomson, R. (Supervisor) & Brandenburg, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

The meaning of mandates : party competition and the programme-to-policy linkage

Author: McMillan, F., 1 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Brandenburg, H. (Supervisor) & Greene, Z. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis