Dr Heinz Brandenburg

Senior Lecturer


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.


The declining representativeness of the British party system, and why it matters
Brandenburg Heinz, Johns Robert
Political Studies Vol 62, pp. 704-725 (2014)
The impact of the economic crisis on media framing : evidence from three elections in Ireland
O'Malley Eoin, Brandenburg Heinz, Flynn Roddy, McMenamin Ian, Rafter Kevin
European Political Science Review Vol 6, pp. 407-426 (2014)
Giving voters what they want? Party orientation perceptions and preferences in the British electorate
Johns Robert, Brandenburg Heinz
Party Politics Vol 20, pp. 89-104 (2014)
Pressed into party support? : media influence on partisan attitudes during the 2005 UK general election campaign
Brandenburg Heinz, van Egmond Marcel
British Journal of Political Science Vol 42, pp. 441-463 (2011)
What gives politics such a bad name?
Brandenburg Heinz
Irish Political Studies Vol 26, pp. 501-511 (2011)
The media and the campaign
Brandenburg Heinz, Zalinski Zbyzsek
How Ireland Voted 2007 (2008) (2008)

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Professional activities

Elections, Public Opinion and Parties (EPOP) Annual Conference, September 2019

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The Impact of Cohesion Policy on EU Identification (COHESIFY) H2020 SC6 Europe in a Changing World
Bachtler, John (Principal Investigator) Borz, Gabriela (Co-investigator) Brandenburg, Heinz (Co-investigator) Ferry, Martin (Co-investigator) McMaster, Irene (Co-investigator) Mendez, Carlos (Co-investigator) Van Der Zwet, Arno (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2018

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