Daniel Devine


My name’s Dan. I’m a Research Fellow on the TrustGov project, based at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Southampton. I have recently been awarded my PhD in the same department. From July 2020 I will be a Career Development Fellow in Comparative Politics at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford.

I did my undergraduate at the University of Essex, and have since worked at the University of Iceland, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), the Institute for Government, and as a consultant researcher at the Open Society European Policy Institute. I have been a visiting scholar at the Centre for Political Research, KU Leuven, Belgium (2017) and a visiting researcher at the GESIS-Eurolab in Cologne (2018).

I mostly study political trust in Europe, but have a wide range of interests in political behaviour more broadly, explained in more detail here.

My research has so far been published in the British Journal of Political Science, West European Politics, and The Political Quarterly. Non-peer reviewed research has been published by the British Academy and the Institute for Government. 

You can follow me on Twitter here, where I mostly talk about research and politics things, as well as my two football teams, Colchester United and Portsmouth. You can contact me on D.J.Devine@Soton.ac.uk.