Joshua Townsley is an LSE Fellow in Quantitative Methodology at the Department of Methodology. Prior to joining LSE, he was Deputy Head of Insight and Data at the UK Liberal Democrats. Joshua has also helped develop major impact projects designed to improve political information and transparency – including the voting information website Democratic Dashboard and the University of Nottingham’s citizen science project OpenElections.
Joshua received his PhD in political science from the University of Kent in 2019. Before that, he received a Research Masters (MRes) from the University of Nottingham and a BSc in Politics and Economics from the University of Bath. Joshua’s methodological expertise is in quantitative and experimental research.
For more information, see Joshua's website.
Joshua’s academic research focuses on the behavioural effects of interactions between citizens and political campaigns. This includes the effect of campaigns on political engagement, the nature of political decision-making, campaign messaging, and the broader drivers of political behaviour.