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Personal profile


I am Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of the West of Scotland in the United Kingdom. I conduct research into political behaviour, focussing on mass attitudes towards democracy and styles of participation. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University of Strathclyde (2007) and was a post-doctoral fellow at the WZB (Social Science Center, Berlin) in 2007-2008. My recent publications have appeared in European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, International Political Science Review, and German Politics.

Current research activities

My research comprises public opinion and democracy, along with party politics in Germany. I am writing a monograph on political disaffection in Germany, with a contract from Palgrave MacMillan. I have also written on party politics in Germany, with articles and blog contribution on the German Left Party, Die Linke.

As an applied quantitative researcher, I am engaged in funded research activities for Poppy Scotland, undertaking the design and data collection of a questionnaire to veterans of the Armed Forces.

Desired research direction

I aim to continue to conduct research on public opinion and democracy, along with varous aspects of party politics. My interest in these areas remains ongoing, and I have opportunities to develop them through international research networks. I am also interested in applying my qunatitative skill set more widely.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Applied Quantitative Research;

Social Capital; and

Public opinion.


  • JA Political science (General)

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Research Output

  • 9 Article
  • 2 Commissioned report
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review

Germany and the European Union: Europe's reluctant hegemon?

Campbell, R., 29 May 2019, In : Journal of Contemporary European Studies. 27, 3, p. 376-377 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Popular Support for Democracy in Unified Germany: Critical Democrats

Campbell, R., 1 Feb 2019, Palgrave Macmillan. 256 p. (New Perspectives in German Political Studies)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • An Independent Assessment of the ‘Prevention First’ Crime Prevention Strategy in Ayrshire

    Smith, R., Frondigoun, L., Martin, D., Campbell, R. & Thomas, L., 30 Nov 2018, Scottish Institute for Policing Research. 143 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access

    An Independent Assessment of the ‘Prevention First’ Crime Prevention Strategy in Ayrshire

    Campbell, R., Smith, R., Frondigoun, E., Martin, D. & Thomas, L., 18 Dec 2017, Scottish Institute for Policing Research. 141 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    Association for the Study of German Politics Post Graduate Prize

    Campbell, Ross (Recipient), 2004

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Metropolitian State University of Denver

    John Connolly (Visiting researcher) & Ross Campbell (Visiting researcher)

    13 Mar 201718 Mar 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    Press / Media

    First Day on the Job

    Ross Campbell


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment