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Professor Matthew Flinders

Matthew Flinders

ESRC Council member

Matthew Flinders

Matthew Flinders

Matthew Flinders is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield and President of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom. A regular writer and presenter for the BBC, he holds a three-year House of Commons Professorial Fellowship (attached to the Restoration and Renewal Programme Team) and is also currently Special Adviser to the House Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Participation. His research focuses on: governance, citizenship and public policy; anti-political sentiment and democratic disengagement; and the role of emotions and feelings in underpinning political life. He is the author or editor of fourteen books, over one hundred journal articles and numerous other publications.

Term ends: 31 March 2020