Shaun Bevan is Lecturer in Quantitative Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. At Edinburgh he serves as the Deputy Director of Research (Data) for the School of Social and Political Science as well as the Director of Postgraduate Admissions (Research) for Politics and International Relations. He is also the co-convener of the Executive Politics and Governance Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association (with Eva Heims), an External Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) at the University of Mannheim and is Director of the Master Codebook for the Comparative Agendas Project (www.comparativeagendas.net) in charge of creating a common Master Codebook and the integration of new projects.
Shaun received his Ph.D. in political science from The Pennsylvania State University in August 2011. He has previously worked as a research fellow at the University of Mannheim and as a research associate at the University of Manchester managing the UK Policy Agenda Project (www.policyagendas.org.uk) which he remains actively involved in as co-director (with Will Jennings). He has also worked as a technical adviser for the Pennsylvania Policy Database Project (http://www.temple.edu/papolicy) and as a research assistant while at Penn State managing the Encyclopedia of Associations Project an extension of the US Policy Agendas Project (www.policyagendas.org) that tracks national level voluntary associations in the United States in a panel data set from 1970-2005.
Shaun's substantive interests focus on agenda-setting, public policy, interest groups, public opinion and representation in Britain, the US and comparatively. He is also interested in methodological issues time series methods, measurement and computational linguistics. His work has appeared in such journals as Comparative Political Studies, Electoral Studies, the European Journal of Political Research, the European Political Science Review, the Journal of European Public Policy, Party Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Policy Studies Journal and Public Administration.
Dr. Shaun Bevan
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