Professor of Political Science, University of Kent
Senior Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Council
Author, Revolt on the Right: Explaining Public Support for the Radical Right in Britain (2015)
Matthew Goodwin is a Professor of Political Science who is known internationally for his expertise on British and European politics. Matthew is a leading authority on Britain’s EU referendum. Before that he worked widely on issues relating to political extremism. A political scientist by training, he is one of the youngest full professors in the country, at Rutherford College, University of Kent, and is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.
Matthew was recently appointed Senior Fellow by the Economic and Social Research Council to analyse the referendum – the voters, polling data, forecasts and campaigns. His work in this area has been covered widely, from his weekly pieces in The Times to regular op-eds in the International New York Times, Daily Telegraph and Politico. Matthew’s research and engagement with public debate has been recognised by numerous bodies.
He was recently recipient of the Richard Rose Prize for his distinctive contribution to the study of politics, the Communicator Prize from the Political Studies Association for his work on sharing research with wider audiences, and in 2015 he won the Paddy Power Political Book of the Year.
Matthew has advised the Conservative and Labour parties and spoken at more than 200 events. Past clients include Deutsche Bank, the European Parliament, the Economist, the Central Intelligence Agency, Number 10 Downing Street, and numerous clients in the City of London, Frankfurt, Paris and New York City.
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