Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Contact Details

Professor Jocelyn Evans

Professor of Politics

I received my PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, in 1998, before taking up post at the University of Salford. In 2002-3, I was Visiting CNRS Research Fellow at the CIDSP, University of Grenoble.

From 2000-06, I directed the Extreme Right Electorates and Party Success (EREPS) research network, funded by CNRS and British Academy.

From 2006 to 2011, I was editor of the Hansard scholarly journal, Parliamentary Affairs. I am currently the series editor of the French Politics, Society and Culture series published by Palgrave-Macmillan.

Research Interests

I work principally on quantitative models of voting behaviour, particularly in France. I am currently looking at geographical effects on elections in the UK, and how voters evaluate candidates according to their location. I have a long-term interest in the European Extreme Right.


I am currently leading PIED3101  Elections and Voters, covering the principal theories of psephology, and co-convening PIED3701 Analysing Data in Politics, Development and IR, a quantitative methods module.

PhD Supervision

I am willing to supervise PhD students in the areas of voting behaviour, European politics and the Extreme Right. I am particularly interested in quantitative approaches to voting, including polls and forecasting.

Key Publications

    Arzheimer, K and Evans, JAJ (2014) Candidate geolocation and voter choice in the 2013 English County Council elections. Research & Politics. July-September 2014. doi:10.1177/2053168014538769

    Evans, JAJ and Ivaldi, G. (2013) The 2012 French Presidential Elections. The Inevitable Alternation (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan). ISBN 978-1-137-01163-3

      Arzheimer, K and Evans, JAJ (2013) A new multinomial accuracy measure for polling bias. Political Analysis. 1 - 14. ISSN 1047-1987

        Arzheimer, K, and Evans, JAJ (2012) Geolocation and voting: candidate-voter distance effects on party choice in the 2010 UK general election in England. Political Geography, 31 (5). 301 - 310 (10). ISSN 0962-6298

          Evans, JAJ and Ivaldi, G (2012) Deriving a forecast model for European election turnout. Political Research Quarterly, 65 (4). 855 - 866 (13). ISSN 1065-9129

              Media Contact Areas

              • French politics
              • Extreme Right voting
              • Election polling

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