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Professor Justin Fisher

Professor Justin Fisher
Head Of Department

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After nearly three years working in market research, I took my first degree and then moved on to a PhD, which was funded by the ESRC. After nine years as a lecturer at London Guildhall University, I moved to Brunel in 2000, where I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2003 and then to Professor of Political Science in 2006. After serving as Head of Politics & History (2004-2007), I was appointed Director of the Magna Carta Institute in 2009 and combined that role with being Deputy Head of School of Social Sciences (Research). I was Head of the School of Social Sciences between 2012 and 2014, Head of the Department of Politics, History & the Brunel Law School between 2014 and 2017, and was appointed Head of the Department of Social and Political Sciences in August 2017


  • PhD Government (Brunel)
  • BA (Hons) Politics & Government (City of London Polytechnic)

Newest selected publications

Fisher, JT., Cutts, D., Fieldhouse, E. and Rottweiler, B. (2018) 'The Impact of Electoral Context on the Electoral Effectiveness of District Level Campaigning: Popularity Equilibrium and the Case of the 2015 British General Election'. Political Studies. ISSN: 0032-3217 Open Access Link

Journal article

Fisher, JT. (2018) 'Party Finance'. Parliamentary Affairs, 71 (1). pp. 171 - 188. ISSN: 0031-2290 Open Access Link

Journal article

Fisher, JT. (2018) 'Party election expenditure election effects: national vs district level and the regulatory challenges', in Mendilow, J. and Phelippeau, E. (eds.) Handbook of Political Party Funding. Edward Elgar. pp. 55 - 67.

Book chapter

Fisher, J., Fieldhouse, E., Franklin, MN., Cantijoch, M. and Wlezien C. (2017) 'The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behavior and Public Opinion'. Routledge. ISSN 10: 1138890405 ISSN 13: 9781138890404


Fisher, J., Cutts, D., Fieldhouse, E. and Rottweiler, B. (2017) 'District-level explanations for supporter involvement in political parties'. Party Politics. pp. 135406881769917 - 135406881769917. ISSN: 1354-0688 Open Access Link

Journal article
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