Dr Thomas Loughran is a Lecturer in Comparative Elections. He is primarily a quantitative researcher with experience of designing and analysing public opinion and expert surveys on British and European politics. Prior to working at Liverpool he was Research Fellow on the Leverhulme Trust funded Project 'Lowering the Voting age in the UK' at the University of Huddersfield and he has also been a Lecturer in Quantitative and Electoral Politics at the University of Manchester. He completed a PhD from the University of Manchester in 2016 exploring the relationship between political values and vote choice in 15 European countries using advanced quantitative analysis. His primary research and teaching interests are political values in Europe, the politics of voting age referm, young people's politics, research design and quantitative research methods, electoral politics, European politics and British politics.