My name’s Dan Devine, and I’m an ESRC PhD researcher at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Southampton, and a researcher at the Open Society European Policy Institute. I did my undergraduate at the University of Essex, and after worked at the University of Iceland, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) and at the Institute for Government. I have been a visiting scholar at the Centre for Political Research, KU Leuven, Belgium (2017) and a visiting research at the GESIS-Eurolab in Cologne (2018)
I specialise in comparative European politics, British politics and quantitative methods. Substantively, I focus on the causes and consequences of public opinion and political attitudes, particularly related to government legitimacy and the policy process. I am more generally interested in political participation, democratic engagement and public policy. I do this mostly through quantitative methods, and in particular use time series and multilevel modelling and have interests in methods for causal inference, such as instrumental variables and regression discontinuity.
My research has so far been published in the British Journal of Political Science. Non-peer reviewed research has been published by the British Academy, The Political Quarterly, and the Institute for Government.