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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) 'District Level Explanations for Supporter Involvement in Political Parties: The Importance of Electoral Factors'. Party Politics, 24 (6). pp. 743 - 754. ISSN: 1354-0688 Open Access Link

Journal article

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. pp. 003232171876480 - 003232171876480. 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

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