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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.


Trust and citizens' evaluations of promise keeping by governing parties
Thomson Robert, Brandenburg Heinz
Political Studies, (2018)
What kind of party is UKIP? The future of the extreme right in Britain or just another Tory party?
Widfeldt Anders, Brandenburg Heinz
Political Studies, (2017)
Economic voting through boom and bust : information and choice at Irish General Elections, 2002–2011
Bernhagen Patrick, Brandenburg Heinz
A Conservative Revolution?A Conservative Revolution?, (2017)
Media and campaign effects on vote choice at national elections in Europe : a review of a multilingual research landscape
Boomgarden Hajo G., Schmitt-Beck Rüdiger , Brandenburg Heinz, Cumba Carlos, Hopmann David Nicolas, O'Malley Eoin, Poletti Monica, Popescu Marina, Teperoglou Eftichia , Tworzecki Hubert
Studies in Communication/Media Vol 5, pp. 129-172, (2016)
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)
The declining representativeness of the British party system, and why it matters
Brandenburg Heinz, Johns Robert
Political Studies Vol 62, pp. 704-725, (2014)

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