Political Scientist, Researcher, Teacher
James is a Research Associate at the Crick Centre working on the ‘personal side of politics’. His interdisciplinary research into national level representation, funded by the ESRC, combines political science and psychology and aims to understand the motivations amd frustrations of national politicians. James also leads on a new three-phase strand of research to investigate the ways citizenship education can be reformed, both process and content, to tackle political apathy and reinvigorate democracy. He now sits on the APPG for Democratic Participation as a Lead Fellow for Citizenship Education. James is the Chair of the Political Studies Association Early Career Network, which represents the interests of postgraduate students, post doctoral researchers and early career academics within the PSA. He is also a member of the Study of Parliament Group and sits on the committee of the Hertford Society. Previously James has worked in secondary education as an English teacher in London. He completed his Masters in Political Science at the University of Manchester and his BA in History at the University of Oxford.