Lotte Hargrave

Lotte Hargrave


  • Lecturer in Quantitative Political Sci, Politics

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Personal profile


Dr Lotte Hargrave joined the Department of Politics at the University of Manchester as a Lecturer in Quantitative Political Science in August 2023. In her research, she uses innovative quantitative designs to study what voters want, how politicians act, and the sources and consequences of bias in our political systems. She works primarily on questions relating to gender, political behaviour, political communication, legislative politics, and public opinion.

Before joining Manchester, Lotte was the Head of Data Science at the public opinion consultancy Deltapoll. Her work at Deltapoll involved managing and fielding surveys for clients, carrying out research into British politics and public opinion, delivering quantitative presentations and reports, and data analysis and visualisations of all political trackers including Westminster vote intention, economic competence, and leadership approval ratings.

Lotte holds a PhD in Political Science from University College London (UCL), in which she examined the dynamic influence of gender stereotypes on politicians’ behaviour and voter attitudes. Her thesis was awarded the 2023 PSA McDougall Trust Prize for the best dissertations in elections, electoral systems, and representation.  

Methodological knowledge

Quantitative text analysis; experimental design; questionnaire and survey design; content analysis

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science, University College London (UCL)

1 Sept 201814 Oct 2022

Award Date: 24 Oct 2022

Areas of expertise

  • J General legislative and executive papers
  • JN101 Great Britain
  • UK Parliament
  • JA Political science (General)
  • Gender and politics
  • Political behaviour
  • Public opinion
  • Quantitative methods


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