Academic Staff

Key Contacts in IDD:

Head of Department: Professor David Hudson
Tel:+44 (0) 121 414 5012, Email:

Director of Research: Dr Niheer Dasandi 
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 1058, Email:

Director of Education (Postgraduate Taught): Dr David Cobley

Director of Education (Undergraduate): Dr Claire Mcloughlin

Director of Undergraduate Admissions: Dr Emily Scott

Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes (Distance Learning): Dr Chris Lyon

Directors of Postgraduate Research:
Dr Brock Bersaglio, Email:
Dr Sameen Ali, Email:

Dr Petra Alderman

Dr Petra Alderman

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Leadership for Inclusive and Democratic Politics
Research Fellow with the Centre for Elections, Democracy, Accountability and Representation (CEDAR)