DPIR’S Jane Green elected new BPC President

DPIR’s Professor of Political Science and British Politics  Jane Green has been elected the new President of the British Polling Council - taking over from Professor John Curtice, President since 2008.

The British Polling Council (BPC) is an association of polling organisations that publish polls and are committed to promoting transparency in polling.

The principal objective of the Council is to uphold standards of disclosure that ensure that consumers of survey results entering the public domain have an adequate basis for judging the reliability and validity of the results.

Professor Green is a Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College and Director of the Nuffield Politics Research Centre, Co-Director of the British Election Study since 2013 and President of the British Politics Group of the American Political Science Association. 

She is also an Elections Analyst for ITV News' twice BAFTA nominated live election results programmes since 2015; a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

Professor Green was also a member of the team which led the Inquiry into the 2015 British general election opinion polls, established by the British Polling Council in collaboration with the Market Research Society.

I am truly honoured to follow in the footsteps of the inimitable John Curtice. I, like all British Polling Council members, am very grateful to him for all his hard work and dedication. 

“The British Polling Council performs an important role in promoting transparency in UK polling, and high standards of disclosure. 

“As polls and polling come under increased scrutiny in this, the election year, it is a particular honour to support the British Polling Council’s work as the new President.”

DPIR’s Professor of Political Science and British Politics Jane Green