Ceri Fowler, Ph.D. Candidate


The University of Manchester

Phone: 07447 935469

City: Manchester, England

Country: United Kingdom

About Me:

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester using the British Election Study to investigate gender differences in voting at the 2016 EU Referendum. I have a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Research Methods from the University of Bristol. More broadly, my work uses quantitative techniques to investigate gendered differences in voting behaviour beyond Brexit and to analyse the authoritarian/liberal cleavage in the UK, Europe, and the US. 

Research Interests

Elections, Election Administration, and Voting Behavior

Representation and Electoral Systems

Gender and Politics

European Politics

Research Methods & Research Design


Referendums, Elections, Voting

Quantitative Methods

British Politics

Countries of Interest

United Kingdom

My Research:

My PhD investigates differences in the voting behaviour of men and women at the 2016 EU Referendum in the UK. I primarily seek to understand why women voted leave and how this differs from their male counterparts. My research challenges the current focus on white, male, working class voters and has implications for the broader literature on populism and right-wing politics, as well as on the now critical divide in the UK and more broadly along authoritarian/liberal lines. My broader research interests are in (gendered) differences in voting behaviour in the UK, Europe and the US at both referenda and in elections. I primarily use quantitative methods.

Media Appearances:

Radio Appearances:

(2019) BBC Radio London

Multiple appearances as a political commentator for BBC Radio London on British Politics.

(2019) BBC Radio 5 live

Political commentary on Brexit and British Politics.

Newspaper Quotes:

(2019) The Economist

Mention of blog and research on Change UK/The Independent Group and the Liberal Democrats

Blog Posts:

(2019) UK in a Changing EU

What do women want from Brexit? A blog on polling and women's preferred Brexit outcomes.