Revolt on the Right

About Matthew

(Dr) Matthew Goodwin is an academic who specialises in the study of elections, political parties and public opinion. A political scientist by training, Matthew is Associate Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations, at the University of Nottingham, and Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House. Matthew has also held positions at the Universities of Manchester and Bath.

He has undertaken numerous research projects on British elections, public opinion toward immigration, Euroscepticism, right-wing extremism and political campaigns. He holds a B.A., M.A. and PhD in Political Science, was an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Postdoctoral Fellow, and has also been seconded to a government department as an ESRC Knowledge Exchange Fellow. In 2014 Matthew was awarded the Richard Rose prize by the Political Studies Association for his contribution to research.

He values wider engagement, and has worked with more than 100 non-academic organisations including the Central Intelligence Agency, European Parliament, Council of Europe, UK Home Office, the Government Office for Science, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Government Social Research Unit, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Policy Network, and many more. He is a frequent contributor to national and international media, including The Guardian, Sky News and BBC Radio 4.

Matthew has published numerous books, academic articles and policy reports. His first book, New British Fascism, drew on extensive survey data and interviews with members of far right groups. More recently, his book, Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain, drew on surveys and interviews to explore support for the UK Independence Party. Currently, he is writing a new book on the 2015 general election that will be published by Oxford University Press in 2015.

To contact Matt:

Dr Matthew Goodwin
School of Politics and International Relations
Law and Social Sciences Building 
University of Nottingham 
University Park 
Nottingham 
NG7 2RD 


Twitter: @GoodwinMJ

Mobile: 07929 045857