Diana Burlacu, Ph.D.



Newcastle University

Year of PhD: 2013

Country: United Kingdom (England)

About Me:

I am currently a Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the Newcastle University. I had previously been the Acting Chair (Vertretungsprofessur) of Comparative Politics and postdoctoral researcher at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, held a prestigious Marie Curie PhD Fellowship at Central European University and visiting fellowships at University of Michigan and the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). My work is published in journals such as the British Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies, Social Policy and Administration and in edited books at the Oxford University Press.

Research Interests

Comparative Political Institutions

Health Politics and Policy

Comparative Political Behavior

Social Policy Preferences

Political Corruption

Countries of Interest



United Kingdom

My Research:

In my research, I examine the effects of political institutions and social policies on political behaviour and social attitudes. I am interested in the causes and consequences of health policies and health privatization, the role of parenthood and political explanations in the formation of social policy preferences, and the effects of good governance and corruption on political behavior.