Appointed a Fellow of the Academy of Social Science in 2009 and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2012, Professor Whiteley’s research interests include electoral behaviour, public opinion, political economy and political methodology. He is the author or co-author of 27+ books on these topics and more than a 100 academic articles, and is an active blogger and broadcaster commenting mainly on contemporary British politics.
He was appointed professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona in 1988 and subsequently became the Pamela Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. After returning to Britain in 1994 as a Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield he moved to the University of Essex in 2001. Recently, Professor Whiteley has collaborated with Women in Climate Tech and Benecomms to develop and execute surveys and research to support thought leadership efforts in the field of climate change.