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Dr Stuart Wilks-Heeg BSc (Econ), MSc (Econ), PhD

Reader in Politics Politics

Research

Research Interest 1

Since 2004, Stuart's research has mainly addressed issues concerned with the democratic process in the UK. He has particular expertise in issues concerned with the mechanics of elections, including electoral administration, electoral registration, electoral fraud and integrity, boundary changes, and election finance. Stuart also has wider research interests in other aspects of UK democracy, including the funding of political parties, electoral systems, voting behaviour and election outcomes, and the functioning of local government. From 2009-12, he served as Executive Director of Democratic Audit, an independent research organisation which monitors all aspects of democracy in the UK.

Research Grants

Democratic Audit

DEMOCRATIC AUDIT

March 2009 - October 2012

The state of electoral registers.

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

May 2009 - April 2010

Challenges to local economic development in an era of climate change and peak oil

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

October 2006 - April 2009

The Purity of Elections in the UK

JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION (UK)

September 2007 - April 2009

The role of arts and culture in the regeneration of urban places and urban communities

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

March 2014 - July 2014

The state of local democracy.

JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION (UK)

April 2004 - June 2006