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Prof Jane Green - personal details

Contact details

Role: Professor of Political Science

Tel: 0161 306-6905

Location: Humanities Bridgeford Street-2.13S
School of Social Sciences
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Jane is a Visiting Scholar (fall semester) at Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Centre for European Studies. 

She is Professor of Political Science in the Cathy Marsh Institute for Social Research and the Politics Discipline Area at the University of Manchester. She is a Co-director of the 2015 British Election Study as part of the Manchester-Oxford-Nottingham leadership team, funded by the ESRC (see She is an editorial board member of Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies and Political Science Research and Methods, and an elected member of the American Political Science Association's (APSA) Elections Public Opinion and Voting Behavior section, the APSA Political Organisations and Parties section, and the APSA British Politics Group. Jane was a member of the independent polling Inquiry panel established by the British Polling Council and the Market Research Society to examine what went wrong in the polling for the 2015 general election.  

Jane is author (with Will Jennings) of 'The Politics of Competence: Parties, Public Opinion and Voters', forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. She is also writing a book on the 2015 British general election as part of the 2015 British Election Study team. 

In 2015 Jane was one of two election experts for the ITV general election programme and again for the 2016 European Union Referendum. She is a regular commentator on national media. She was formerly a special adviser for the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (1998 -1999) and worked in public relations and public affairs. Jane first came to Manchester in 2006 as a Hallsworth Research Fellow. She obtained her D.Phil. from Nuffield College (Oxford) in 2007. She won the Political Studies Association's 2015 'Research Communicator' award.