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Professor Rosie Campbell

Rosie Campbell

Telephone: 020 7848 8482
Location: Policy Institute in the Virginia Woolf Building.


Professor Rosie Campbell is Professor of Politics and Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership. Prior to joining King’s in 2018 she held positions at Birkbeck and UCL. She has recently written on barriers to participation in politics, gendered patterns of support for the populist radical right and what voters want from their elected representatives. Her publications cover the subjects of voting behaviour, public opinion, the politics of diversity and political recruitment. She is the principle investigator of the ESRC funded Representative Audit of Britain, which surveyed all candidates standing in the 2015 and 2017 British General Elections, and co-investigator of a Leverhulme funded study of British parliamentary candidates and MPs from 1945-2015 She has co-authored reports for the Fawcett Society, The Expert Panel on Electoral Reform for the Welsh Assembly, the EHRC, BBC Radio Four’s Woman’s Hour, The Electoral Commission, The Fabian Women’s Network and The Hansard Society. Rosie has been recently interviewed by The Briefing Room, the Today Programme, Westminister Hour, Woman’s Hour, Newsnight and Good Morning Britain. Rosie has presented four episodes of Radio Four’s Analysis on How Voters Decide, how we judge politicians’ Authenticity, tearing up the politics textbooks and the Conservative party’s problem with BAME voters Operation Tory Black Vote.

Recent publications:

  • Campbell, R., Cowley, Philip., Vivyan, Nick. & Markus Wagner. (Accepted for publication). Why friends and neighbors? Explaining the electoral appeal of local roots. Journal of Politics.
  • Campbell, R. and Cowley, P. (Online first). The impact of parental status on the visibility and evaluations of politicians. British Journal of Politics and International Relations.
  • Sobolewska, M., McKee, R. & R. Campbell. (Online first). Explaining motivation to represent: how does descriptive representation lead to substantive representation of racial and ethnic minorities? West European Politics.
  • Campbell, R. and Erzeel, S. (2018). Exploring gender differences in support for rightist parties: the role of party and gender ideology. Politics and Gender. 14(1) pp. 80-105.
  • Evans, J., K. Arzheimer, R. Campbell & P. Cowley (2017) Candidate localness and voter choice in the 2015 General Election in England. Political Geography, 59, 61-71.
  • Campbell, R., Cowley, P., Vivyan, N. & M. Wagner. (2016) Legislator dissent as a valence signal. British Journal of Political Science. Online first DOI 10.1017/S0007123416000223.
  • Campbell, Rosie & Oliver Heath. (2017). Do Women vote for Women Candidates? Attitudes Towards Descriptive Representation and Voting Behaviour in the 2010 British Election. Politics and Gender 13:2 pp. 209-231.
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