People

Matthew Hepplewhite

AFFILIATION
College
Merton College
Course
DPhil Politics
supervisor

I am a doctoral candidate at Merton College. I research the kind of people (in terms of sociodemographic characteristics) who act as politicians in modern Britain and whether they are the kind of people that Britons want to act as their representatives.

I use a variety of methods to discover Britons' preferences with regard to politicians, including surveys, conjoint experiments, and analysis of electoral data.

Qualifications

  • BA Social and Political Sciences (Double First) (University of Cambridge)

  • MSc Politics Research (University of Oxford)

Awards

  •  Elected to Senior Scholarship (Peterhouse, University of Cambridge)

  •  Duke of Grafton Scholar in Social and Political Sciences (University of Cambridge)

  • College Prize: Social and Political Sciences Tripos Part IIA (Peterhouse, University of Cambridge)

  • College Prize: Social and Political Sciences Tripos Part IIB (Peterhouse, University of Cambridge)

Teaching

  •  Comparative Government (paper 201), Department of Politics and International Relations

  •  Political Sociology (paper 220), Department of Politics and International Relations

  •  Modern British Politics and Government (paper 204), Department of Politics and International Relations

 Publications

  • Geoffrey Evans and Matthew Hepplewhite ‘Class and Educational Inequality in Electoral Participation: From Resources to Representation’ in Maria Grasso and Marco Giugni (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Political Participation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Administrative positions

  • DPhil representative on the Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Politics and International Relations