Dr. Stephen Quinlan (PhD, University College Dublin) is Senior Researcher at the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany and Project Manager for the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) project, in which capacity he serves on the project’s governing board, the CSES Planning Committee. His research focuses on comparative electoral behaviour and public opinion including turnout, elections, referendums, and social media’s impact on politics, with his research published in peer-reviewed journals such as Information Communication and Society, Electoral Studies, Politics and Governance, and Irish Political Studies. Dr. Quinlan is also an expert in the use of CSES data and has recently led the team responsible for the creation of CSES’ newest data product, the Integrated Module Dataset (IMD).
Dr. Quinlan has been a Visiting Scholar at the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Studies at the University of Montreal (Fall 2011) and Stanford University (Fall 2015). He also serves as Editor of the annual Irish Eurobarometer Report for the European Commission and has previously consulted for Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE for its election coverage.
He is visiting the ANU on an RSS Visiting Fellowship between February and March 2019 and is working with Prof. Ian McAllister in the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) on projects related to political leaders’ impact on voting behaviour and measuring turnout via surveys. While in residence, Dr. Quinlan will give a seminar on 27 February on the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) project and its array of data products with a further research seminar scheduled for March 21, 2019.
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