Matthew Goodwin is an academic, writer and speaker known for his work on Britain and Europe, political volatility and risk, populism, Brexit and elections. He is Professor of Politics at Rutherford College, University of Kent, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House and Senior Fellow with the UK In a Changing Europe academic programme. Matthew is the author of six books, numerous peer-reviewed studies, reports and briefings. He has consulted more than 200 organizations, from the Prime Minister's Office in the United Kingdom to the President of Germany, U.S. State Department, European Commission, Deutsche Bank and Clifford Chance. He appears frequently in media such as BBC News, Financial Times, New York Times and Politico. He lives in London and tweets @GoodwinMJ. You can connect with him on Linked In.
Matthew is a political scientist who has been undertaking research and consulting widely for almost twenty years. He holds a BA (First Class Hons), M.A. and PhD and has held a series of academic positions. After completing his PhD, Matthew joined the Institute for Political and Economic Governance at the University of Manchester and was then awarded a prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). He was appointed lecturer at the University of Nottingham in 2010 and then completed research projects for the Leverhulme Trust, Nuffield Foundation, British Academy and Home Office, among others. He was also awarded a rare ESRC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship and spent one year seconded to a UK government department. In 2015, he was appointed Professor of Politics at the University of Kent and in the same year was awarded an ESRC Senior Fellowship to examine Britain's 2016 EU referendum. In 2018, he was named a European Young Leader. Matthew's distinctive contribution to social science research and public debate has been recognised by several bodies. In 2014, he was awarded the Richard Rose Prize, given to one scholar annually for their contribution to the study of politics. He has also been awarded the Communicator Prize for his dissemination of research to non-academic audiences. In 2015, he won the Paddy Power Political Book of the Year for Revolt on the Right, co-authored with Robert Ford, which was also long-listed for the Orwell Prize.
Since completing his PhD Matthew has attracted more than £2 million in external funding. He is an outward-facing researcher who believes that social science should be as much about contributing to wider society as to social science. He has engaged with more than 200 organizations, including but not limited to the European Parliament, Council on Foreign Relations, Japanese Economic Foundation, UK Home Office, Prime Minister's Office, Chatham House, Deutsche Bank, How to Academy, MorningStar, Rothschild & Cie, Third Bridge, JP Morgan, among many others (see speaking). If you are interested in talking with Matthew drop him a note.
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