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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 Green 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 Co-Director of the 2015 British Election Study (see She was a Visiting Scholar (fall semester) at Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Centre for European Studies, 2016, and is an affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science.

Jane's research interests are in public opinion and electoral behaviour. In particular, her research focuses on long-term contextual explanations of political choice, and over-time variation in public opinion - and their implications for politics, broadly defined. Her forthcoming book (with Will Jennings), published by Cambridge University Press, examines public opinion about party competence, revealing short-term performance impacts, cyclical dynamics accounting for costs of ruling, and the impact of shocks on parties' reputations across policy issues. Her work with the British Election Study includes analyses of long-term economic voting, how attitudes about election outcomes condition political choice, the impact of party campaigns on public opinion and vote choices, how respondent-defined google maps help explain attitudes to immigration, and how survey-linked social media data can be used to define representative samples of online communities.

Jane 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. She 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 an Election Analyst for ITV News, working on the 2016 US Presidential election, the 2016 UK referendum on European Union membership, and on the 2015 UK general election. She is a regular commentator on various national media and was awarded the Political Studies Association's 2015 'Research Communicator' award.

Jane first came to Manchester in 2006 and received her D.Phil. from Nuffield College (University of Oxford) in 2007.