Dr Julian M Hoerner is a Senior Research Analyst in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, focusing on the EU institutions. His research interests lie at the intersection of electoral behaviour, legislative studies and public policy. Julian's academic work has been published in the European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, the Journal of European Public Policy, Public Administration and Research & Politics. His past research projects have focused on topics such as the effect of electoral choice on turnout, the role of national parliaments in EU affairs, the national coordination of EU policies in the member states, policy evaluation in the EU and the long-term determinants of voting for far-right parties. Before joining the FCDO, Julian was a Fellow in European Politics and Public Policy at the European Institute and in the Department of Government at LSE, where he taught courses on policy-making in the EU, politics and institutions in Europe, research methods and design, and professional skills.