Stefanie Reher

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  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

I am a Reader (Associate Professor) in Political Science at the School of Government & Public Policy, which I joined as a Chancellor's Fellow in 2017. Before moving to Glasgow, I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen. I hold a DPhil from the University of Oxford (Nuffield College).

My research focuses on political representation, behaviour, and attitudes. I use quantitative methods, including survey data analysis and survey experiments, to study how well public policy reflects the preferences of citizens, what explains differences in representation between different social groups and countries, and how it affects individuals' attitudes towards the political system. I am currently working on several projects about the representation of disabled people in politics, including my ESRC New Investigator Project "How do voters perceive disabled polilticians?".

My research has been published in the British Journal of Political ScienceComparative Political StudiesEuropean Journal of Political Research, Political Behavior, European Political Science ReviewElectoral Studies, and Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, amongst others.

I teach Quantitative Methods at the postgraduate level.

You can find more info on my personal website.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The Role of Congruence in Policy Priorities between Citizens and Elites in Citizens’ Political Attitudes and Behaviour, University of Oxford

Sept 2011Jul 2015

Award Date: 15 Jul 2015

Master of Science, London School of Economics & Political Science

Sept 2009Sept 2010

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